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Water bar at the airport? New SMF shop offers ‘unparalleled hydration experience’

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Thirsty between flights? This new shop at Sacramento International Airport may be for you.

In a news release, Marshall Retail Group announced it recently opened up The Well, a hydration-themed gift shop featuring a water bar in the airport.

The 3,500-square-foot shop offers hydration-themed and environmentally friendly gifts from Northern California to travelers stopping in Sacramento.

The water bar is self-serve and aims to provide guests with an “unparalleled hydration experience,” with boutique liquid-storage alternatives to disposable bottles from reusable drinkware companies like Que and Caus available, according to the release.

The shop will also stock food from providers including Ashby Confections, Bert’s Bites, Compartes, Le Grand and Napa Valley’s Woodhouse.

“The Well connects travelers at SMF to exceptional taste experiences offered by Northern California’s most loved and well-known artisans,” Marshall Retail Group CEO Michael C. Wilkins said in a prepared statement. “MRG is proud to bring a local flavor into the airport environment enriching the traveler’s journey.”

The shop is open from 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily.

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Vincent Moleski covers business and breaking news for The Bee and is a graduate student in literature at Sacramento State. He was born and raised in Sacramento and previously wrote for the university’s student newspaper, the State Hornet.
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