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Local shops and supermarkets?

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Local shops and supermarkets?
« on: January 12, 2015, 07:30:08 PM »
Hi everyone, I wanted to ask are there any local shops or supermarkets near the Dragoncon hotels? I know I have seen a lot of tips about buying food and not eating on location for queues/money reasons. So does anyone have a list of local places to get food other than restaurants?

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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 07:55:01 PM »
I am glad you asked this question. I have a few links. Also yes not eating out the entire time is hugely helpful :D

http://dragonconforums.org/general-discussion/dragon-con-survival-map/
Here is a simple map with some supermarkets marked and everything is located around the DragonCon hotels.
He included restaurants, grocery stores, and banks
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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 08:01:51 PM »
Thankyou :) that list has a lot! and a zombie walk?? To quote a certain individual OOOOH MY

Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 04:43:52 AM »
If you're brave enough to venture away from the con, there are TONS of little restaurants down Broad Street, including a Taco Bell, Quiznos and some other cafes and things. Of course you should be safe around that area but closer to GSU there's all sorts of really amazing Greek and Turkish restaurants too. Some of them are only open during certain times because they cater to the students but some are open later.

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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 04:47:54 AM »
The husband and I saved some money this past year shopping at CVS, which is super convenient, for things like milk and cereal, canned ravioli, and so on. While it's not the cheapest or widest selection it was better than our usual MARTA ride to Publix.
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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 12:06:12 PM »
Last year I went on a hunt for Mt Dew can's.... finally found one 12 pack at CVS. This year I plan to uber around to get some stuff for the room/booze etc

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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2015, 05:40:01 PM »
'Evil Roy' and I walked to Publix one year and got a great selection of snacks.  The next year CVS.  Less selection but less walking.  I thought we could try walking there this and year and take a cab back maybe. 

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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 03:40:19 PM »
Keep in mind that you can also Uber/Taxi your way to any supermarkets that are too far to walk for a nominal fee. 

Best practice (that I've read in these forums) seems to be to do a shopping run and hoard the food in your room.

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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 09:29:34 PM »
Id recommend against Taxing - every time I went in a taxi last year they refused to meter me and over charged me by a lot.... uber is the way to go. Get a free $20 ride with code ct9x2ue if you've never used it before.
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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2015, 01:09:53 PM »
Agree - Uber is the way to go. I don't care for the taxis either. They like to cheat sometimes.
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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2015, 07:17:09 PM »
Love Uber but do watch out, last year they did "Surge" pricing around the Downtown area.   On Saturday night and my 'brilliant' idea of taking some out of towners to get a H&F burger wound up being quite expensive. 
What is Surge Pricing?

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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2015, 04:45:15 PM »
Love Uber but do watch out, last year they did "Surge" pricing around the Downtown area.   On Saturday night and my 'brilliant' idea of taking some out of towners to get a H&F burger wound up being quite expensive. 
What is Surge Pricing?

I've never heard of that (or experienced it).  How big of an area if affected by the surge?

That is, would it make sense to jump on the Marta and go up a stop or two, or is it usually city wide?

Maybe that's another question we need to be asking - which supermarkets are (easily?) accessible from the Marta line?

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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2015, 05:34:49 PM »
Love Uber but do watch out, last year they did "Surge" pricing around the Downtown area.   On Saturday night and my 'brilliant' idea of taking some out of towners to get a H&F burger wound up being quite expensive. 
What is Surge Pricing?

I have - and it's not too bad tbh. I think mine was like 15% more.

I've never heard of that (or experienced it).  How big of an area if affected by the surge?

That is, would it make sense to jump on the Marta and go up a stop or two, or is it usually city wide?

Maybe that's another question we need to be asking - which supermarkets are (easily?) accessible from the Marta line?

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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2015, 07:56:31 PM »
Love Uber but do watch out, last year they did "Surge" pricing around the Downtown area.   On Saturday night and my 'brilliant' idea of taking some out of towners to get a H&F burger wound up being quite expensive. 
What is Surge Pricing?

I've never heard of that (or experienced it).  How big of an area if affected by the surge?

That is, would it make sense to jump on the Marta and go up a stop or two, or is it usually city wide?

Maybe that's another question we need to be asking - which supermarkets are (easily?) accessible from the Marta line?

I'm not sure how big of an area it effects, but I imagine the combination of D*C along with it being a Saturday night, kicked in the surge.  I have seen surges on just a normal Saturday night but this one was about a 35% jump in the fares. Later night, people leaving bars, combined with Black Pride Weekend, made for a busy night for Uber was my guess.

As far as a supermarket, I'd recommend the Midtown MARTA station and take the Peachtree Place exit out of the station and turn right. Publix is a block down on the left.  There are others closer to the con but the walk is longer.  I'd rather ride the train with bags than walk blocks with them. 

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Re: Local shops and supermarkets?
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2015, 09:14:01 PM »
There is also a small Farmers market outside of Peachtree center near the CVS on Friday.  Or maybe Thursday and Friday.