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#41 Sparky

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 03:40 PM

There was also Royalite which was purchased by British American also known as B/A which later morphed into Gulf. Don't forget Mohawk and Payless which were basically resellers or retailers.
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#42 LJ

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:41 PM

Turn in at the sign of the big BA.....


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#43 johnk

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:58 AM

I miss the old brands.

As a kid in Richmond in the 1970's we had Esso, Shell and Chevron (Standard), but also we had Gulf (taken by Petro Canada), Union 76 (taken by Husky), Home and Texaco (taken by Esso) and Pacific 66 (taken by who knows...) I may be missing one.

I know in Victoria the corner of Burnside and Douglas was a Union 76 station until the late 70's.

Soon it will be Co-Op only. Esso sold their stations in BC to 7-11 (still branded as Esso) and Chevron just sold theirs to Parkland
Fuel (will remain branded as Chevron)

As a kid in Montreal I remember Supertest (orange sign); White Rose; BA with a
circular red/green yin-yang sign; Texaco "the red star with the green T" as the radio guys said; Champlain which was owned by Charlie Trudeau, father of PET, and Fina, a Belgian outfit that appeared in the 50s.
Shell and Esso of course, but never saw Chevron or Amoco or Mobil (all offshoots of Rockefeller's Standard Oil that was broken up) unless we were in upstate NY or Vermont

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 08:56 AM

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#45 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:20 AM

for sale former payless gas and car wash high quadra 950k

 

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excellent exposure just north of McKenzie Avenue. Zone C9 but seller will consider offers subject to re-zoning. (21614458)

 

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perfect place for a flatiron type highrise.


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#46 Nparker

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:26 AM

...perfect place for a flatiron type highrise.

In suburban Saanich?  :confused:



#47 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:31 AM

In suburban Saanich?  :confused:

 

why not?  in another thread i said nobody much cares about high density on busy traffic routes.  quadra is perfect.

 

here's a sample from "suburban langford" to go by.

 

 

it'd be shorter than a building across the road not far (50m?) at all south.

 


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#48 Nparker

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:43 AM

why not?  in another thread i said nobody much cares about high density on busy traffic routes.  quadra is perfect....

I'll start packing up my stuff for my big move now.



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 12:28 PM

for sale former payless gas and car wash high quadra 950k

 

https://www.realtor....toria-lake-hill

 

 

excellent exposure just north of McKenzie Avenue. Zone C9 but seller will consider offers subject to re-zoning. (21614458)

 

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perfect place for a flatiron type highrise.

Or electric charging station and a highrise.


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#50 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 12:33 PM

Or electric charging station and a highrise.

 

 
not gonna happen.  :banana:


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:09 AM

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#52 Mike K.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:35 AM

They had pursued a zoning change recently. This might explain why.

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#53 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 12:39 PM

Save-On Gas in James Bay (Menzies Street) is now closed; the sign mentions a reopening in spring 2020, and I anticipate that there will be some renovations here (I recall that a prior rezoning request had asked for the addition of office space on this site).



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Posted 18 November 2019 - 12:46 PM

Save-On Gas in James Bay (Menzies Street) is now closed; the sign mentions a reopening in spring 2020, and I anticipate that there will be some renovations here (I recall that a prior rezoning request had asked for the addition of office space on this site).

 

Yes, they had the rezoning adopted and DP issued last year. Archived presentation is here: https://pub-victoria...documentid=1671


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#55 Mike K.

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 02:48 PM

That would explain why they had such decent gas prices over the last little while.


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 03:46 PM

Rare opportunity to purchase a Service Station zoned corner property in a desirable residential neighbourhood. Excellent retail exposure on Vancouver Street with good access / egress. Price includes two electric hoists, air compressor, heavy duty work benches and more. Stage 1 and Stage 2 environmental work recently completed in 2019 - reports available on request. Extensively renovated in 2020. Perfect owner / occupier situation suitable for bespoke automotive (and possibly bicycle) service station with potential retail accessory use - to be confirmed. 

 

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#57 Nparker

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 04:14 PM

"bespoke automotive"...really? 



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Posted 13 March 2021 - 06:17 AM

The Cunningham family, who have been fixing cars and selling gasoline on the Saanich Peninsula for 98 years and through five generations, have pulled down the bay doors and shut off the pumps.

 

The station on the Pat Bay Highway near Elk Lake was sold to a Vancouver buyer this month who will redevelop the site into a Chevron station, likely by September, says the family.

 

https://www.timescol...ears-1.24293890

 

 

 

 

 

^ there is some great history in that article.

 

sparky do you know this family?


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#59 Sparky

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:12 AM

^ Absolutely. Fantastic History. The Cunningham family lived across the highway from the gas station. Back in the day we would buy one or two dollars worth of gas for the jalopy there and then cruise the Tasty Freeze, Gas was 29.9 cents a gallon....a gallon!

 

We went to school with the kids and our kids went to school at Durance with their kids.

 

Two little known facts.

 

The Cunningham dad (can't remember his name) George? was a long distance runner and he used to run to Royal Oak and back along the Pat Bay Highway in the morning before work.

 

And my favourite ....the family would spend the entire year collecting and selling horse **** in bags in front of their house. Every winter they would take the whole family to Hawaii on the money they made selling ****.

 

The Oldfields (Prospect Lake), Cunninghams (Elk Lake), and Neufelds (the BA station across from Cunninghams) were the gas station families of rural Saanich.



#60 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:16 AM

where was the tasty freeze?  i think there was one at shelbourne plaza (shelbourne and cedar hill x rd.) back in the day.



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