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Fairway Russell Stover Candies - former BP Station

Post by KCMax » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:30 pm

Finally out of business and it looks like they're tearing out the gas tanks. Kinda surprising as this is a high visibility gas station along SM Parkway, and the nearest gas station is in Mission or Westport. And isn't it prohibitively expensive to convert a gas station into something else?

Anyone have the scoop on what they plan to do with this lot?
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Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:31 pm

KCMax wrote: Finally out of business and it looks like they're tearing out the gas tanks. Kinda surprising as this is a high visibility gas station along SM Parkway, and the nearest gas station is in Mission or Westport. And isn't it prohibitively expensive to convert a gas station into something else?

Anyone have the scoop on what they plan to do with this lot?
i would guarantee that it's more retail given fairway's limited retail scene, but i have nothing to back that up.

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by KCMax » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:36 am

It won't be a Starbucks, as rumored.

http://www.kansascity.com/199/story/895492.html

“It will be something that will be great for the neighborhood and something everyone will like and enjoy,” said Shane Glazer of MSG Investments, Prairie Village, owner of the gas station site at 2814 Shawnee Mission Parkway.
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Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:20 am

KCMax wrote: It won't be a Starbucks, as rumored.

http://www.kansascity.com/199/story/895492.html

“It will be something that will be great for the neighborhood and something everyone will like and enjoy,” said Shane Glazer of MSG Investments, Prairie Village, owner of the gas station site at 2814 Shawnee Mission Parkway.
ugh... applebee's?

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by dangerboy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:39 am

LatteLand?

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:44 am

dangerboy wrote: LatteLand?
probably with a drive-thru.  :?

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Post by NOLA » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:48 am

I'd kill for a latteland there.  Or, better yet, a Filling Station like in Union Hill.

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Post by NDTeve » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:07 pm

Einstein Brothers is pretty close. Would probably be overkill.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by PumpkinStalker » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:30 pm

An old gas station was converted into a bbq joint in Lee's Summit 10 or so years ago...It's fantastic by the way, and it would be closer to Waldo for me :-)  I don't whore many things out, but I love this place a crap-ton.  They don't have a website but here is a review.

http://www.gasbbq.net/filling.htm

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Post by LenexatoKCMO » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:32 pm

PumpkinStalker wrote: An old gas station was converted into a bbq joint in Lee's Summit 10 or so years ago...It's fantastic by the way, and it would be closer to Waldo for me :-)  I don't whore many things out, but I love this place a crap-ton.  They don't have a website but here is a review.

http://www.gasbbq.net/filling.htm
Probably a little too close to the original for a third OKJoes.   :(
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by bbqboy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:41 pm

A go chicken go could make a chicken power center along with stroud's

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by NDTeve » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:23 pm

What about another Pizza 51 type place?
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by BEERMAN » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:35 pm

I live a block a way from this location.  I think its going to be a latteland b/c I know they wanted to move into the now new bank across the street about a year ago.  It's a perfect location for a coffee house with KUMed accross Belinder.  Einstein's gets a ton of buisness and can afford to lose a few coffee drinkers.  A drive thru would be key since parking is already a problem.

If its not a latteland then I hope it becomes a two story Irish pub with boddingtons on tap so Ill never have to drive to a bar again  :lol:

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by mgsports » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:26 pm

How about another Gas Station? Blimipes? Church's Chicken? Panda Express? Food Court? Hot Dod/Hamburger Joint? Custard Place? Car Wash? Panera or Altanta Bread? Pizza Hunt Express? Vintagestock? Blockbuster? Aldi?

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Post by Midtownkid » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:55 pm

Yeah, an Aldi or a food court could really fit in there.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by NDTeve » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:57 pm

mgsports wrote: How about another Gas Station? Blimipes? Church's Chicken? Panda Express? Food Court? Hot Dod/Hamburger Joint? Custard Place? Car Wash? Panera or Altanta Bread? Pizza Hunt Express? Vintagestock? Blockbuster? Aldi?
Hot Dod or Pizza Hunt would be my vote.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by GRID » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:57 pm

NDTeve wrote: Hot Dod or Pizza Hunt would be my vote.
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by GRID » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:58 pm

Midtownkid wrote: Yeah, an Aldi or a food court could really fit in there.
What about another gas station?

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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by Midtownkid » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:20 pm

Midtownkid wrote: Yeah, an Aldi or a food court could really fit in there.

forgot to add the && if that is really needed
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Re: Fairway BP Station

Post by NOLA » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:05 am

I would actualy be fine with another gas station -- particularly if it were full service.  But I think a coffee shop would be a great fit for that little shopping area.  Or a Pizza 51-type place.  Something simple, but that adds a sense of community to the Fairway Shops.  The only downside is I'm not sure how pleasant it would be to drink a latte outside with the constant traffic on SMParkway whizzing by.

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