New Circle K (NC 42/Old Drug Store Rd)

Discussion in 'Discussion Group' started by markfnc, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    I see on my Construction bid site (pay site so I cant link) that a Circle K is coming to NC 42/Old Drug Store Rd. Bids March 26, Start Construction Mid April.

    The work going on next to Auto Zone already under construction is the Firestone Auto Care place. This must be going in the wooded area across Old Drug Store from Auto Zone.
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  2. DWK

    DWK Well-Known Member

    Appreciate the update. Thank you.
  3. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    Is this on the southeast corner? They're clearing trees there right now.
  4. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    yes, for the Circle K. The firestone place is doing foundations already, next to (west of) Auto Zone.
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  5. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    @markfnc, two different people on Nextdoor said something about a Popeye's going in somewhere in this immediate area ("next to the Auto Zone"), but they're sparse on details. Are you aware of anything like that?
  6. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    I had not seen anything on Popeyes for our area. Just the 2 circle K's (Old drug Store & 42 s 'east corner) Cleveland School Rd & NC 50. Then the Firestone Auto Center (Old Drug Store & 42 west of auto zone) . Ill check around a few estimating site for that today.
  7. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    OK, thanks. The posts I saw had a "heard from a friend of a friend of a clerk next door" vibe, so I was suspect already.
  8. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    I checked 3 estimating sites, none have any popeyes near here.
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  9. bulldawg

    bulldawg Active Member

    I see the construction for the new Firestone store (circled in red) as well as getting the spot ready for the Circle K gas station circled in blue section but it seems like they are clearing a lot of land for Circle K. Is there something else going to be built in the blue section?

  10. Stinger2019

    Stinger2019 Well-Known Member

    I thought they were finally starting construction of the new Six Flags
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  11. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Why do we need another gas station there? Didn't they learn by what happened to the Exxon? And now the Speedway as well?

    We had 7 gas stations near 40/42 if you include Murphy. Not to mention the Sheetz at 42 and Cornwallis and 42 and 50.

    1 closed a couple years ago and they tore it down. Now the Speedway closed a few weeks back.

    So now it's a good time to add another gas station?
  12. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    Why did you put an "X" over the building (the old Carolina Gear and Engine building)? It's part of the property. I assume the building isn't being used anymore, because it's currently not accessible without a 4x4 truck or a tractor.

    The property is owned by "TRIPLE B #29 ODS". That doesn't immediately mean anything, but it's interesting that directly across the street is Triple Barrel Tavern. And isn't the Triple Barrel Tavern building supposed to be removed when NC 42 is revamped from the interstate to Cleveland Rd?

    Back to TRIPLE B #29: The owner address is 530 Greenville Blvd Suite 200 in Greenville, NC. Go there on Google Maps and it's a strip mall anchored by an Old Navy. Google Maps says there's a "Triple B #2" at this location, which is a takeout restaurant, but the street view doesn't show anything like that at this location. Weird.

    So, I don't know what some of that mystery means, but I'm going to hazard a guess that the property will consist of a Circle K *and* Triple Barrel Tavern?
    Last edited: May 25, 2020 at 11:16 PM
  13. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    Makes sense sine that area being graded is much larger than needed for the gas station. Which was mentioned above, I think.

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