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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2019, 02:31:07 PM »

In Minnesota SuperAmerica bought 7-11 so they have many instances of being across the street from each other. 

I associate this with Holiday more than SA. North Branch for some reason has *three* of them; two east of I-35 which are across the street from each other, and one on the west side. Duluth has two Holidays roughly flanking the corner where I-35 ends.

In WI there are places where Kwik Trips co-exist on the same corner, likely where a new larger store was built to supplement an smaller, older unit and the two units coexist together.

I used to work for Holiday, that is funny.  It's actually genius to get people going in both directions without making them cross the street.

Speaking of Holiday I noticed today they’ve started to phase in some Circle K branding (the fountain drink cups now have the Circle K logo) after K’s parent company acquired Holiday a couple years ago.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2019, 03:02:47 PM »

Years ago, I was struck by the number of Shell stations along US 27 in Somerset. Part of that was probably because there was a huge distributor of Shell gasoline in the area.

In Frankfort, there are two Five Star food marts across the street from each other on US 60 near I-64. One has BP gas, I think the other has Shell.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2019, 03:31:45 PM »

Got to be places where you see mattress stores near each other.
That really narrows it down. I hope you don't mean the whole United States.

In all seriousness, this constriction isn't true in my town, though a close but no cigar case exists; here is a former Sheetz's location. Assuming it is still a Sheetz (and it was prior to 2015 or so), way off into the distance you can barely see the other Sheetz. It's past an overpass and I can make out (what seems to be) a red column from the GSV.
I do mean the whole United States.  Now that I mean that, what catastrophe were you fearing?
The day that mattress stores take over the world. Before you know it, it'll be total anarchy as people can only shop at mattress stores.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2019, 03:52:56 PM »

Got to be places where you see mattress stores near each other.
That really narrows it down. I hope you don't mean the whole United States.

In all seriousness, this constriction isn't true in my town, though a close but no cigar case exists; here is a former Sheetz's location. Assuming it is still a Sheetz (and it was prior to 2015 or so), way off into the distance you can barely see the other Sheetz. It's past an overpass and I can make out (what seems to be) a red column from the GSV.
I do mean the whole United States.  Now that I mean that, what catastrophe were you fearing?
The day that mattress stores take over the world. Before you know it, it'll be total anarchy as people can only shop at mattress stores.

I believe you are referring to the Franchise Wars.  People in 2032 San-Angeles could only eat at Taco Bell, good luck figuring out how to use the three seashells.

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2019, 04:31:42 PM »

Got to be places where you see mattress stores near each other.
That really narrows it down. I hope you don't mean the whole United States.

In all seriousness, this constriction isn't true in my town, though a close but no cigar case exists; here is a former Sheetz's location. Assuming it is still a Sheetz (and it was prior to 2015 or so), way off into the distance you can barely see the other Sheetz. It's past an overpass and I can make out (what seems to be) a red column from the GSV.
I do mean the whole United States.  Now that I mean that, what catastrophe were you fearing?
The day that mattress stores take over the world. Before you know it, it'll be total anarchy as people can only shop at mattress stores.

I believe you are referring to the Franchise Wars.  People in 2032 San-Angeles could only eat at Taco Bell, good luck figuring out how to use the three seashells.

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2019, 04:36:57 PM »

Got to be places where you see mattress stores near each other.
That really narrows it down. I hope you don't mean the whole United States.

In all seriousness, this constriction isn't true in my town, though a close but no cigar case exists; here is a former Sheetz's location. Assuming it is still a Sheetz (and it was prior to 2015 or so), way off into the distance you can barely see the other Sheetz. It's past an overpass and I can make out (what seems to be) a red column from the GSV.
I do mean the whole United States.  Now that I mean that, what catastrophe were you fearing?
The day that mattress stores take over the world. Before you know it, it'll be total anarchy as people can only shop at mattress stores.

I believe you are referring to the Franchise Wars.  People in 2032 San-Angeles could only eat at Taco Bell, good luck figuring out how to use the three seashells.

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2019, 04:50:13 PM »

Be well Brandon!

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2019, 04:51:17 PM »

Be well Brandon!

You are fined five credits for violations of the Verbal Morality Statute.

Good, I couldn’t figure out how to use the seashells and needed some toilet paper. 

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2019, 05:12:26 PM »

Be well Brandon!

You are fined five credits for violations of the Verbal Morality Statute.

Good, I couldn’t figure out how to use the seashells and needed some toilet paper. 

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2019, 05:37:21 PM »

Be well Brandon!

You are fined five credits for violations of the Verbal Morality Statute.

Good, I couldn’t figure out how to use the seashells and needed some toilet paper.
He doesn't know how to use the three seashells!
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2019, 04:24:03 AM »

70th and Havelock in Lincoln, NE has a Casey's on both the NW and SW corners. Eagle, NE, which is the first city east of Lincoln, has 2 Casey's on US 34. I believe in both cases, one was originally built by Casey's and the other was one they bought.

Here in Mason City, we are down to 3 Subways, 2 of which are the one just outside Walmart and the one in Walmart. Starbucks is both in Target and in the small shopping center to the west of Target.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2019, 05:30:17 AM »

I've seen two of the same gas station brand right across the street from each other. However I see this situation where each one is intended to serve one direction of traffic. I cannot understand why one would put two of the same restaurant (for example) right next to each other.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2019, 07:36:25 AM »

I've seen two of the same gas station brand right across the street from each other. However I see this situation where each one is intended to serve one direction of traffic. I cannot understand why one would put two of the same restaurant (for example) right next to each other.

I could see if one chain took over the other and they kept both open for lease compliance reasons, maybe, so as not to eat the cost of an early termination penalty. Maybe.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2019, 09:46:32 AM »

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?).

Macii :D Frankly, we don't get to use the -ii ending enough as a plural, though I suppose it depends on the root word's origin.

I don't think you can have plural of a possessive; ownership is noted first by the company's name, which is the purpose of the apostrophe-s. Possessive of multiple items would still be apostrophe-s, I suppose, so "Macy's stores" would be grammatically correct.

Then again, it's a proper noun, so it can really be whatever they want to call a plural. People used to wonder what the plural of "Lexus" was (Lexuses or Lexii?) when I worked there, and the answer was indeterminate...likely the -es was correct, and -ii just sounded different. We had no formal word from Toyota on the matter, so it was a little bit of fun conversation.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2019, 09:49:17 AM »

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?). You can’t see one from the other, but two of the same department store in the same mall feels like it fits the spirit of this thread.
That's rare and surprising; in most cases where that happened (I'm assuming Fair Oaks used to have a Macy's and a Hecht's, and one is a former Hecht's), Macy's would close one of the two stores.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2019, 10:06:52 AM »

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?).

Macii :D Frankly, we don't get to use the -ii ending enough as a plural, though I suppose it depends on the root word's origin.

I don't think you can have plural of a possessive; ownership is noted first by the company's name, which is the purpose of the apostrophe-s. Possessive of multiple items would still be apostrophe-s, I suppose, so "Macy's stores" would be grammatically correct.

Then again, it's proper noun, so it can really be whatever they want to call a plural. People used to wonder what the plural of "Lexus" was (Lexuses or Lexii?) when I worked there, and the answer was indeterminate...likely the -es was correct, and -ii just sounded different. We had no formal word from Toyota on the matter, so it was a little bit of fun conversation.

-ii can only be a plural of -ius.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2019, 11:21:39 AM »

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?).

Macii :D Frankly, we don't get to use the -ii ending enough as a plural, though I suppose it depends on the root word's origin.

I don't think you can have plural of a possessive; ownership is noted first by the company's name, which is the purpose of the apostrophe-s. Possessive of multiple items would still be apostrophe-s, I suppose, so "Macy's stores" would be grammatically correct.

Then again, it's proper noun, so it can really be whatever they want to call a plural. People used to wonder what the plural of "Lexus" was (Lexuses or Lexii?) when I worked there, and the answer was indeterminate...likely the -es was correct, and -ii just sounded different. We had no formal word from Toyota on the matter, so it was a little bit of fun conversation.

-ii can only be a plural of -ius.

Neither cactus nor rhombus end in -ius but their plurals end in -ii
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2019, 11:33:23 AM »

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?).

Macii :D Frankly, we don't get to use the -ii ending enough as a plural, though I suppose it depends on the root word's origin.

I don't think you can have plural of a possessive; ownership is noted first by the company's name, which is the purpose of the apostrophe-s. Possessive of multiple items would still be apostrophe-s, I suppose, so "Macy's stores" would be grammatically correct.

Then again, it's proper noun, so it can really be whatever they want to call a plural. People used to wonder what the plural of "Lexus" was (Lexuses or Lexii?) when I worked there, and the answer was indeterminate...likely the -es was correct, and -ii just sounded different. We had no formal word from Toyota on the matter, so it was a little bit of fun conversation.

-ii can only be a plural of -ius.

Neither cactus nor rhombus end in -ius but their plurals end in -ii

Cacti, rhombi. The rule is us → i. Radius becomes radii because the i in radius is unchanged, and then the us becomes a second i. Cactus and rhombus don't have an i to keep.

(3dus → 3di has already been discussed in another thread.)
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2019, 12:01:02 PM »

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?). You can’t see one from the other, but two of the same department store in the same mall feels like it fits the spirit of this thread.
That's rare and surprising; in most cases where that happened (I'm assuming Fair Oaks used to have a Macy's and a Hecht's, and one is a former Hecht's), Macy's would close one of the two stores.
In northern Miami-Dade county, the Aventura Mall had the first Macy's in Florida when it opened circa 1983.  Later on the mall expanded to add a Burdines, which only a short time later became Burdines-Macy's, then just Macy's.  Both stores are open; the original focuses on  women's and children's fashion, while the newer one is men's fashion along with home furnishings.  (The banner used to be a little misleading: "Men's Home Furniture".  Man-caves, anyone?)

In Toledo, OH, the now-demolished Southwyck Mall had 2 Lion stores -- one for fashion, the other for home furnishings (the latter opened originally as Lamson's, another local chain).  When Dillard's took over The Lion Store, both stores remained as they were.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2019, 12:55:53 PM »

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?).

Macii :D Frankly, we don't get to use the -ii ending enough as a plural, though I suppose it depends on the root word's origin.

I don't think you can have plural of a possessive; ownership is noted first by the company's name, which is the purpose of the apostrophe-s. Possessive of multiple items would still be apostrophe-s, I suppose, so "Macy's stores" would be grammatically correct.

Then again, it's proper noun, so it can really be whatever they want to call a plural. People used to wonder what the plural of "Lexus" was (Lexuses or Lexii?) when I worked there, and the answer was indeterminate...likely the -es was correct, and -ii just sounded different. We had no formal word from Toyota on the matter, so it was a little bit of fun conversation.

-ii can only be a plural of -ius.

Neither cactus nor rhombus end in -ius but their plurals end in -ii

Cacti, rhombi. The rule is us → i. Radius becomes radii because the i in radius is unchanged, and then the us becomes a second i. Cactus and rhombus don't have an i to keep.

(3dus → 3di has already been discussed in another thread.)
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2019, 01:11:32 PM »

Near my neighborhood there are two Shell stations more or less diagonally across Franconia Road from each other and you can easily see one from the other: https://goo.gl/maps/x4JBJdskn1C2 (Both are too expensive compared to the other Shell a mile to the east.)

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?). You can’t see one from the other, but two of the same department store in the same mall feels like it fits the spirit of this thread.
I looked at Fair Oaks Mall and noticed the two Macy's. However one Macy's store is the home and furniture store and the other Macy's store is the regular Macy's store. Younkers and some other Bon-Ton stores did this as well in several malls before their closure.

Younkers did this at Meridian Mall in Okemos, MI and one time I parked outside of Younkers and went into the mall through Younkers. Then when I was leaving I went to the wrong Younkers store and couldn't figure out why I couldn't find where I parked. Then I looked at mall directory and noticed there were two Younkers stores. I never realized that before that time. This was about 5 years ago.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2019, 01:16:57 PM »

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?). You can’t see one from the other, but two of the same department store in the same mall feels like it fits the spirit of this thread.
That's rare and surprising; in most cases where that happened (I'm assuming Fair Oaks used to have a Macy's and a Hecht's, and one is a former Hecht's), Macy's would close one of the two stores.
I've been reading up on this mall. One of the stores is a regular Macy's, the other one is Macy's Furniture Gallery.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2019, 01:20:34 PM »


(3dus → 3di has already been discussed in another thread.)

Not exactly the same thing. That discussion referred to people calling a three-digit US route a "3di" when it should rightly be called a "3dus." A "3di" is a three-digit Interstate route.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2019, 01:46:06 PM »

I saw two identical gas stations of the same brand on Highway 50 in Kenosha last weekend - I guess they reasoned they had enough customers traveling in both directions that the two stations wouldn't cannibalize each other.

I drive by these every day.  They are in Pleasant Prairie (just south of the Kenosha border) at the intersection of Highway 50 and County Highway H.  There had been a PDQ store on the northwest corner for a number of years.  Kwik Trip built a store on the southwest corner a few years ago, and then in 2017 Kwik Trip bought all of the PDQ stores.  So now there are Kwip Trip Stores on both sides of Highway 50 on opposite corners, and they both seem to be pretty busy.


Google Streetview is from July 2017 when the northwest corner was still PDQ.

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2019, 01:55:42 PM »

Honorable mention: Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax has two Macy’s stores (Macyses?). You can’t see one from the other, but two of the same department store in the same mall feels like it fits the spirit of this thread.

There are two Macy's stores in Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, MI.  Crowley's, a Detroit-area department store chain, closed down a few years ago and the former Hudson's/Marshall Field's store expanded into the old Crowley's space; Federated kept this arrangement after the Macy's conversion.  It carries the men's clothing and housewares departments.

 
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