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Circle K, 2624 Broad River Road: 2008   8 comments

Posted at 11:47 pm in stores

I don't have any feelings for or against Circle K. I'm glad to stop at one if I need gas or an Interstate "comfort" break, but I don't seek them out. I'd always imagined they were pretty stable businesses though -- people are always going to need gas, restrooms and snacks, so I was a bit surprised to see that this one, on Broad River Road next to Rush's and across the street from the defunct AMF Bowling Center had gone under.

On the other hand, Broad River Road near I-20 isn't doing great in general what with the bowling center gone, Intersection Center (virtually) gone, Dutch Square a shadow of its former self, Pizza Hut gone, Hooters gone etc.

UPDATE 21 December 2011 -- Here are some pictures from 23 October 2011 as work on getting the tanks out and stripping the canopy begins:

UPDATE 4 April 2012 -- The new canopy is complete, and as commenter Andrew mentions, "El Cheapo" gas pumps have been installed. There is obviously a good bit of work left to do, but apparently it it will be an El Cheapo:

UPDATE 24 August 2012 -- El Cheapo is open (and has been for a while):

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Written by ted on March 9th, 2009

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  1. folks, I think a new convience store/gas station of some sort may be coming soon to this site...the storefront above the doors has been painted red and the canopy has been painted red as well. I think the car wash bay may be gone but I am not 100% sure...more dtails to unfold in the new year I'm sure

    Andrew

    18 Dec 11 at 12:32 am

  2. They dug up all the gas tanks a month or so ago. I got a lot of pix, but haven't gotten around to uploading them.

    ted

    18 Dec 11 at 12:51 am

  3. I checked this out a little closer today and here's what I found:

    1) the portion above the boarded entrance above the entrance has been painted completely red (it was mostly red with some grey in the pics, but it's all red now) that is between the top of the building and the doors themselves
    2) the car wash building has been demolished
    3) a new canopy has been installed that could very well lead to new gas pump

    I saw the building permits but couldn't get close enough to figure out what they were about and couldn't find anything online about it, either...

    Andrew

    21 Dec 11 at 3:03 pm

  4. Uploaded the pix I mentioned.

    ted

    21 Dec 11 at 6:20 pm

  5. since the pics you uploaded, the canopy's roof has been installed and the car wash building has been demolished...

    Andrew

    21 Dec 11 at 8:49 pm

  6. during the weekend, I determined that there was a building permit for some sort of addition being done to this building in addition to the new canopy, car wash demolition and storefront painting but still not sure what is opening up yet...(stay tuned)

    Andrew

    2 Jan 12 at 11:55 pm

  7. folks, El Cheapo branded gas pumps have been installed here

    Andrew

    1 Apr 12 at 9:45 pm

  8. El Cheapo is now open for business at this site

    Andrew

    28 May 12 at 1:30 pm

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