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Old 08-25-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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Because they're ugly looking for the most part and tend to create crime.
There is nothing inherently crime-provoking about gas stations. The crime you're associating with them has everything to do with those gas stations located in bad areas. Gas stations in nice areas tend to be nice, well-maintained, and safe.

I have been in QT's in Atlanta and always find them to be good. I'm glad we are getting them. Greenville is getting yet another SC first.
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Now if 7-11 started opening in this market--that would be exciting!
They were here, many are now Kangaroos.
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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Honestly, i'm not happy with this at all. In my opinon, one of the things we need less of in this area is gas stations. Also included are big box stores and fast food restaurants.
I really don't care - as long as it's designed and landscaped well and comply with any applicable ordinances, I have no problem with new construction of any kind.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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I do believe that QT is a well run chain of convenience stores/gas stations. I would rate them a notch above Spinx and much higher than RaceTrac, Kangaroo, etc...

QT's have their own "kitchen" where they make fresh sandwiches and ship them to the stores. http://www.qtkitchens.com/

Also +1 on WaWa. They are way above all the above and 7/11 IMO.

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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Because they're ugly looking for the most part and tend to create crime.
Yeah, that's a stereotypical response. All convenience type stores are vulnerable to crime due to the nature of their business...open 24/7.

QT's are well lit, have more than one employee on the late shifts and have state of the art camera's and security devices.

WaWa's are architecturally pleasing to look at.


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Old 08-26-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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Yeah, that's a stereotypical response. All convenience type stores are vulnerable to crime due to the nature of their business...open 24/7.

QT's are well lit, have more than one employee on the late shifts and have state of the art camera's and security devices.

WaWa's are architecturally pleasing to look at.


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I LOVE Wawa!
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Yeah, that's a stereotypical response. All convenience type stores are vulnerable to crime due to the nature of their business...open 24/7.

QT's are well lit, have more than one employee on the late shifts and have state of the art camera's and security devices.

WaWa's are architecturally pleasing to look at.


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Not if it's a true statement. I have never seen an urban, architecturally pleasing gas station in this area except for maybe the new Spinx in Moonville. If you find one, please let me know where it's located. Thanks.

Oh and +1 on WaWa. They are actually nice looking unlike 95% of the gas stations located here. The 5% that are somewhat nice looking are all Spinx stations which is a local company by the way in case you forgot.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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I have never seen an urban, architecturally pleasing gas station in this area except for maybe the new Spinx in Moonville.
I didn't know that was a prerequisite for gas stations/convenience stores. I'd LOVE for all our gas stations to be modern-looking & attractive with frameless sliding glass doors, etc, but businesses need a compelling business reason to renovate or build new.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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I didn't know that was a prerequisite for gas stations/convenience stores. I'd LOVE for all our gas stations to be modern-looking & attractive with frameless sliding glass doors, etc, but businesses need a compelling business reason to renovate or build new.
Big box stores have to abide by design standards in the city and county of Greenville like you see with Walmart on Pelham Road and the stores at the Shops at Greenridge. Why not gas stations? It would make the area look nicer and improve the quality of life in the area further.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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I LOVE Wawa!
Every time I see Wawa, I think about Baba Wawa.

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