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Visions For Vacancies: What Business Should Go at This Location

The old gas station sits on the corner of West A Street and South Adams. What would you like to see open at this location.

The easy answer would be gas station. But given that there is a service station , how about something more unique?

The old gas station is at the corner of West A Steet and South Adams and is for rent. What business would you ike to see at this location?

Steve O'Neill June 16, 2012 at 02:05 PM
That would be SOUTH Adams. The old gas station on NORTH Adams is a realtor.
Kristina (Day) Smith June 16, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I like the idea of a food establishment, such as Korean BBQ. Wouldn't it be fun to sit at tables inside the garage area and maybe out front by the old pumps? Chicken and rice bowls, nummy!
Carlos Villatoro June 16, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Thank you Steve!
Ken Graham June 16, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I would like to see a coffee place.
Gary Erwin June 16, 2012 at 05:50 PM
A photographer could use it as studio and office space.
Shelby Baldridge June 16, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Starbucks. Lol. Or food.
Aaron June 16, 2012 at 06:53 PM
What would we want to see in a run down, tired old gas station? Nothing! I've driven by that place for about 17 years and not one bit of facility upgrade has ever been done. It's sad really. It is a great location. We all drive by it each day. If we are ever going to see a long term tennant in that site, the owner will need to do something more than a slumlord would. Just owning a building and collecting rent ain't all there is to property ownership!
Robert Oliver June 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Drive through coffee and bagel shop with a small store on the inside that has fresh home made ice cream and slush's for later in the summer day. Considering how old it is it's in pretty good shape and part of the towns history. Definately not the owners responibility to make it into something You'd approve of Aaron, if you want the property to be modern as you drive by, then buy it and put up something new..
Martin June 16, 2012 at 11:50 PM
How about a Richfield gas station where the attendants fill up your tank with regular or ethyl, clean the windshield, check the oil and...almost forgot! check the tire air pressure, with a smile of course. The good ol' days!
Aaron June 16, 2012 at 11:59 PM
My mistake... I thought I was allowed to voice an opinion without a personal attack. I guess I was wrong. It IS the owner's responsibility to make that property something other than an eye sore and blight on our community. No, they don't have to check with me to see if I approve, just like I don't have to check with you to see if I am posting an opinion YOU'd approve of.
Bil Paul June 17, 2012 at 04:54 AM
I was by there just the other day and took a whole bunch of photos of the outside and inside. Someone's storing a boat in the service bay. The best use is probably still auto-related, such as a smog-test shop. Antique store?
citizen June 17, 2012 at 05:56 PM
That sounds like a good idea. Not much parking so maybe just a drive thru.
Doris Camilleri June 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM
how about a recyle outlet,where schools can get their supplies for cheap. that is after the owner refinishes it and rent it for cheap. better than staying closed and as an eyesor...got enough of those in the old part of Dixon. as for a coffee shop,ther's a Starbucks on ary Lane and another one at Safeway.
lupe cameron June 18, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Well where I used to live , there was an a Drive Thur Gas station / Convient Stores , the really great thing I truly enjoyed was not having to get out of the car to purchase store items , as the Clerk would take your order at your car window ... Which was Great for the times for quick pick up of Milk / coffee/ eggs / bread /orange juice ...Etc etc. and even the New Paper ... And you didn't have to get all dress to grocery shop...The only time you would have to actually have to step out of your vehical , was to hand over alcohl beverages. Well they were called " GREENER PASTURES " ... THIS WAS IN LANCASTER CA.
lupe cameron June 18, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Actually called " GREENER GARDEN PASTURES " Was very very popular establistment , especially in the Wintertime or Heat of summertime, when I could just jam on over in my Pj's and slippers ...hahhaahaha , not having to get out ... ~:)
Fred Hayes June 18, 2012 at 07:45 PM
I agree. What an eyesore. Knock it down
Doris Camilleri June 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I kept thinking about that place..maybe a convenience grocery store , for the people in that area..not having to go all the way to Walmart or Safeway for bread and milk,fruit etc.
Costa Piperakis June 21, 2012 at 08:59 PM
mom and pop like pardes was.would be nice,English style fish and chips(yum)even a shoe repair(but that would cut into Robbins store.NO MORE CHINESE/JAPANESE/MEXICAN RESTAURANTS.
Costa Piperakis June 21, 2012 at 09:01 PM
OR Pizza JOINTS.
Michael Richards June 23, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I agree with Aaron, at least throw a coat of paint on it.
Michael Richards June 23, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Gotta go with Aaron again on this one too. If Aaron bought it, then it would be on him, but as it's not then why would he want to buy it. If the current owner can't afford to properly manage it, then he should get out of the slumlord business.
Michael Richards June 23, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I think an antique store would be nice
Jay July 10, 2012 at 12:58 PM
New York Style Pizza By the slice.

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