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Ruined Store (Fallout: New Vegas)

FO76 publicteam xpd.pngThis page is about the location in Freeside.
For the ruined store that appears in Dead Money, see Ruined Store (Dead Money).
For the test cells, see ruined store (test cell).
We're located up by the old train station, in the northwest part of town. Just tell the guards "Hope" and they'll let you through.Missionary

The Ruined Store is a destroyed building in the western portion of Freeside in Fallout: New Vegas. It houses a soup kitchen run by the New California Republic. It is located near Cerulean Robotics.



In an oft-overlooking part of Freeside, two “Men” guarding this location are actually NCR soldiers attempting to win hearts and minds (and to some, usurp the power of The Kings Gang) by feeding the Squatters of Freeside. Approach, and the Men ask for a Password. You can: Tell them the password, as part of Side Quest: G.I. Blues. Or say you don’t know, barring you from entering until you return with a password. Once inside, you see a soup kitchen run with almost military precision. Speak to Elizabeth Kieran, and you soon discover it is a military operation.Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide/Tour of the Mojave Wasteland


The only entrance is locked and requires a key to open. During the quest G.I. Blues, there will be two NCR Troopers standing outside the entrance. In order to enter the building to talk to Major Elizabeth Kieran, a Speech check of 60 (or 30) from one of the troopers must be passed, or a key to the store can be pickpocketed.

Conversely, the password can be learned from the missionary after answering three questions to convince him of New California Republic citizenship status or from Rotface. Inside, squatters receive free supplies from Kieran's group. After completing the quest G.I. Blues, Major Kieran and the squatters will leave the location.



Finding the store is not easy if relying on the Pip-Boy. Approaching it from town, being guided by just the compass markers will not lead to the door. To get there from the Silver Rush, face north, cross the street, and enter the small destroyed building in which Bill Ronte is or had been sitting. Take the door located on the ground floor. On the other side, head north, then turn left under the freeway. Turn left and follow the road heading southwest, parallel to more freeway pillars. The building is on the left-hand side. Alternatively, follow the train tracks towards the Freeside Train Station with the boarded-up blue doors. The NCR building is opposite the southeastern corner of this building, beyond the rubble.


The Ruined Store appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

Ownership of the location is assigned to Doctor Barrows from Fallout 3, whose entry is still present in the game files.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 There is a bug where the player is prevented from exiting the store. On PC, this can be solved by using the console command unlock with the door selected.