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Nick's (Citgo), 6002 Saint Andrews Road: February 2011   6 comments

Posted at 1:36 am in stores

I had noted this place at the corner of Saint Andrews & Piney Grove Roads, a good while before it closed because it disaffiliated with Citgo at some point in 2010. I don't know if this was because of the iffy publicity Citgo had over the last few years based on its Venezuelan ties, or whether it was just an expensive branding arrangement. Because the disaffiliation only worked during the daytime, until they turned on the light for the street-corner sign, I was going to do some half-hearted joke post about "Citgo By Night" as a play on Marvel's Vampire By Night, but it really wasn't that funny, and I never got around to it. These first two pictures were to illustrate that concept, and come from 25 Sept 2010 and 5 November 2010 respectively.

When I was taking pictures of Wata Wing the other day, I noticed that the place had totally closed up shop, with the shelves empty and the pumps torn up. I'm pretty sure I drove by a couple of times in February and didn't notice anything, so I'm guessing it happened in late Feb. Someone who really follows gas prices could probably nail it to within a week..

UPDATE 5 May 2011 -- Open again, but not as Nick's:

Written by ted on March 11th, 2011

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  1. I live only a few miles from this place and drive by it often. It has closed and reopened at least two or three times over the last ten years.

    Tom

    11 Mar 11 at 9:42 am

  2. @Tom I live near this myself and I recall it being closed twice myself. It closed for a time back in the 1999/2000 time frame. Then again in Spring 2008 after a bad storm knocked the canopy over the gas pumps down. They reopened that fall and just recently closed up again for reasons that are beyond me...

    I was getting ready to tip Ted off to this one but doing it telepathically did the trick

    Andrew

    11 Mar 11 at 5:21 pm

  3. Ok I saw some folks working on the interior of this one on two different occasions within the last 24 hours. No conclusive details have been established yet but I'll do my best to stay current on what is going on...

    Andrew

    20 Mar 11 at 1:02 pm

  4. Lately, I have noticed that transformations are going on for this to become an Exxon station. Exxon pumps have been installed but the painted over Citgo sign remains (for now) but as the work progresses, something could come of it but it's simply a case of staying tuned as work progresses to how this works out.

    Andrew

    25 Apr 11 at 6:07 pm

  5. Beer and ice cream: the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast!

    tonkatoy

    26 Apr 11 at 6:24 am

  6. When I was in high school it was Franko's Citgo. Cigs to minors all day!

    Matt

    29 Jan 13 at 2:28 pm

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