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Old 10-03-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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For 42 years Thalia Shell has been there selling gas and now a Walgreens is taking it's place. I got my car inspected there for many years, bought lots of gas and enjoyed the landscaping including the little train.

Virginia Beach gas station closing after 42 years | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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This kills me.

The comments are exceptional.

That corniest of corny "live/work/play environment" that city council reportedly uses as their justification to quash the ma & pop Shell station, and now to implant a Walgreen's clone, leaves me doubled-over.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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For 42 years Thalia Shell has been there selling gas and now a Walgreens is taking it's place. I got my car inspected there for many years, bought lots of gas and enjoyed the landscaping including the little train.

Virginia Beach gas station closing after 42 years | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

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Not surprised at all. I actually stop in that station often as it is the only one in that neighborhood left. The other "pit-stop" station is okay, but lacks the intimate feel of the Thalia Shell, which has that "mom and pop" feel to it.

A Walgreens though? I tell you, CVS and Walgreens is taking over Hampton Roads. May as well put a hundred Duane Reade stores in and give us that upscale, "high-end" pharmacy feel they have in NYC. Is that the best they could do?

Has it underperformed, or does the City actually think it would be a better fit for this area?
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake, VA
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How many more drug stores do we need?
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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How many more drug stores do we need?
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