(Updated with grand opening information) Hollins BP opens today and is seeking a fast food restaurant
Updated Nov. 12: The gas station is having a grand opening and ribbon cutting Nov. 15 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.. The event includes $1,000 in prizes, free coffee and hot dogs. The address is 8111 Plantation Road.
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Over the past few months several readers have asked what was going up next to McDonald’s on Plantation Road, just off Interstate 81.
It is obvious now that all the construction was to build a BP gas station and convenience store, which opens today. But as blog reader Original Greg pointed out in a comment on Monday’s what’s-on-your-mind post, there was a lingering question about what was going in a small space next to the convenience store.
Gas station owner Jatin Patel tells me he is looking for a fast food restaurant to occupy the 1,200 square foot space. He didn’t build out the space with a kitchen because he knew whichever restaurant occupied the space would have its own specifications.
The gas station has eight pumps and sells diesel. The pumps feature small TV screens that play advertisements and clips from sports games.
Inside, the 2,400 square foot store is stocked with snacks , drinks and a coffee bar.
What restaurant would you like to see next to the convenience store?