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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.

 

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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.



#49 LJ

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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:


#51 Victoria Watcher

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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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