Fewer Corner Gas Stations?

Local gas stations are being threatened as big-box outlets offer gas for lower prices.

"To the dismay of neighborhood gas station owners across the country, Runyans and others are increasingly passing them by to gas up at big-box discounters such as Costco and Wal-Mart Stores Inc... The discounters and grocery stores are making their biggest gasoline gains in such places as Utah, Texas and the Midwest, where there is steady growth, less zoning friction and ample land to accommodate both a large store and gasoline pumps in the parking lot."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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