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Raceway, 1204 Bush River Road: Late January 2013 (Closed again)   11 comments

Posted at 12:36 am in closing

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Not sure what happened here, as the location doesn't seem too bad to me, and it has fairly easy access to the Wal-Mart stoplight, but the Raceway at Bush River Road and I-26 has closed. The only site negative I can see is the separate bathroom building, which I personally don't like because there's often a locking hassle and you end up splitting your time at three locations.

(Hat tips to commenters Tom & Frank)

UPDATE 22 June -- As mentioned in the comments, this place is open again:

UPDATE 27 January 2016 -- This place is closed again:

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Written by ted on February 7th, 2013

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11 Responses to 'Raceway, 1204 Bush River Road: Late January 2013 (Closed again)'

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  1. That's odd... that place was always extremely busy, and I know they did a booming business in non-gas sales (snacks, drinks, etc.). I'm wondering if someone decided that parcel of land would be better off bulldozed and turned into something else, maybe like they did with turning the old gas station on Forest Dr. into Five Guys.

    Matthew

    8 Feb 13 at 9:02 am

  2. There is an abundance of gas stations in that corridor. Perhaps the competition was too much for them.

    joelc

    8 Feb 13 at 3:21 pm

  3. joelc, that does make sense. Over the 500 yards between I-26 and Zimalcresst Drive (where the signal was installed in anticipation of the May 9, 2007 of opening of Walmart #4379 at Bush River Village), there are 3 other Gas stations and perhaps that was getting to be a little too intense. couple that with one just on the other side of I-26 at Bush River & Morninghill and perhaps saturation finally got the better of them...

    There's also a possbility that this could be razed in favor of a bigger, better convenience store like what happened with the Circle K at Trenholm Road and Forest Drive

    Andrew

    8 Feb 13 at 4:40 pm

  4. Space was a bit tight there. I don't know if a much bigger place could be built on the spot. But a bigger and better store is key to attracting customers.

    joelc

    10 Feb 13 at 3:03 pm

  5. After thinking about it, I may have been referring to City Gas. Ted's photos show the real estate to be fairly large.

    joelc

    10 Feb 13 at 3:05 pm

  6. I have seen indications that this place is back in business earlier in the weekend.

    Andrew

    13 May 13 at 12:37 am

  7. This place is DEFINITELY open once again.

    Tank

    23 May 13 at 4:28 pm

  8. The reason it had closed is because Jeff the owner gave the business to his son, and his son didn't want to run it.

    Jessica Andrews

    25 Mar 14 at 11:45 am

  9. It opened up one more time, but closed less than six months agp.

    Toby

    6 Sep 16 at 1:01 pm

  10. In the last couple of weeks this property has undergone demolition work to include the removal of the pumps as well as the cylindrical shaped tanks that the gasoline was pumped into and stored until such time as they were to be pumped into vehicles...I have a feeling that the future of this property calls for something besides a gas station but stay tuned...

    Andrew

    27 Dec 16 at 8:13 pm

  11. This property is up for auction...

    Andrew

    3 Mar 18 at 11:34 am

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