In the market for a gas station?

July 5, 2007
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OK, probably not. AMPMBut you may be interested to know that local BP stations will be getting a new name soon. BP is selling 28 Indianapolis franchise locations, each of which will be rebranded as ampm. Until recently, ampm locations were mainly on the West Coast. Any new convenience store offerings? Indeed. Apparently they have a mix-and-match special that comes with three of any combination of corndog, hot dog and hamburger, for $1.99. Mmmmm. Chicago-based NRC Realty Advisors is managing the sale and planning a meeting for potential buyers on July 18.
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  • Are all area BP's franchises? If not, then hopefully some will remain BP. I like the Cafe at newer BP stores. They have way better gas station fare than the typical reheated hot dogs of questionable origin.
  • I want Sheetz, WaWa or UDF.
  • yes - sheetz! if i'm thinking of the same sheetz in pennsylvania with the awesome hot dogs? i think you order them on a computer and then they bring them out?? that's a good hang-over memory....
  • Cory, why don't you post on why the city has not made a decision on MSA? I mean, for crying out loud, are they warming their hands up there on high? Is it chilly on 25? They apparently are waiting until the END of the summer now. Why not just tell everyone you'll make a decision in 2009, and beat expectations? I thought the mayor was a developer.
  • hey cory - any news on this? i spotted it on skyscrapercity:

    The proposed 12-story student housing on Illinois St. between Walnut and St. Clair is going to be called Paramount Towers. i wasn't aware of any student housing going up in that area - and i think it's a great location!
  • Will they also be taking over some of the closed BP locations such as the one at Emerson and Washington or 56th and Georgetown? Those have been closed forever, just sitting there.
  • I am in the market for a gas station! I need one on 82nd Street somewhere between I-69 and the Castleton Mall entrance. There is only one station (Speedway) there, and it's always PACKED. I hate waiting in line forever and ever any time I want to get gas during the work day! I'll gladly welcome BP or ampm or Sheetz or WaWa or UDF or ANYONE!

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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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