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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #125 on: May 08, 2019, 08:02:28 PM »

Isn't there two McDonalds in view of each other on US 1 in Spotsylvania, VA?
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #126 on: June 09, 2019, 01:26:55 AM »

Two bikeshare stations across the street at Atwater Market in Montreal

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #127 on: June 09, 2019, 11:21:46 AM »

In Henrico County, VA (and just outside Richmond limits), there are 2 Chick-Fil-A's in the area of Willow Lawn Shopping Center. One is in the shopping center itself, facing Willow Lawn Dr. The other is a stand-alone location directly across Broad St (US 250). Both can be easily seen from either Willow Lawn Dr or the parking lot in front of the shopping center location.

In downtown Newport News, VA, two 7-11's are located near the southern end of the Shipyard. One is at the corner of Washington Ave & 36th St, the other at West Ave & 34th St. Both are visible from almost anywhere on the Newport News Transit Center property.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #128 on: July 03, 2019, 12:02:35 AM »

I remember seeing two hotels of the same brand across the interstate from each other in Nashville. It think it was Motel 6.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #129 on: July 03, 2019, 12:05:28 AM »

I remember seeing two hotels of the same brand across the interstate from each other in Nashville. It think it was Motel 6.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #130 on: July 06, 2019, 08:45:05 PM »

Take a drive around La Crosse, WI, the home base for convenience store chain Kwik Trip. There will be a Kwik Trip literally on every corner along any of the main drags.

Likewise, Casey's General Stores have a huge presence in its headquarters of Ankeny, IA, including two within a quarter-mile of each other on Delaware Avenue. (One was built as a Casey's, while the other was acquired from another chain.)

Also, Pilot has two travel centers in Walcott, IA, that compete with the enormous Iowa 80 Truckstop.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #131 on: July 07, 2019, 04:14:28 PM »

I remember seeing two hotels of the same brand across the interstate from each other in Nashville. It think it was Motel 6.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #132 on: July 07, 2019, 10:18:46 PM »

I like when a mall has a fast food in it that is also outside the mall.  The Florida Mall used to have a Friendly's inside the mall and one outside on the corner of OBT and Sand Lake Road.  Sadly Friendly's is all gone in Central Florida as Kissimmee was the last remaining store that closed sometime around 2011.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #133 on: April 21, 2020, 07:51:32 PM »

Just discovered a new one in West Bountiful, Utah. The intersection of 500 West (US 89) and 400 North (SR 106) used to feature a Chevron, Sinclair, and Exxon on three of the four corners. Sometime between last summer and now, the Sinclair became a Chevron, so now there are two Chevrons directly across the street from each other:

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #134 on: April 21, 2020, 07:57:51 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/VHT83RMofYv8rnad6

Two Kwik-Trips - one at each corner.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #135 on: April 22, 2020, 04:35:44 AM »

I recall there was an intersection in Salt Lake City which featured two Sinclair stations right across the road from each other, at M Street and South Temple Here's a GSV of one: turn 180 degrees and you'll see the other.

The funny thing is that neither is left today. One became a Smith's Express, while the other was completely torn down; that lot is now occupied by the Ronald McDonald House.

This post has been invaluable for me, as after this I searched for every Ronald McDonald House in the country, and these days as I cannot go anywhere in real life I'm connecting them in Street View. BTW, that RMH in question is the perfect antithesis to this thread, as it is the most isolated one in the lower 48, the closest one being in Boise.
Two bikeshare stations across the street at Atwater Market in Montreal

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It shouldn't surprise anybody if this is a heavily trafficked area. There are also two bikeshare stations right next to each other in Barcelona's Plaça Catalunya, right dead in the city center.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2020, 04:17:43 PM »

Not sure about America, but here are two 7-Elevens in Taiwan:
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #137 on: April 22, 2020, 04:56:21 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/VHT83RMofYv8rnad6

Two Kwik-Trips - one at each corner.

I was in Madison a few months ago driving on Fish Hatchery Rd. There are two Kwik Trips across the road from each other at the same intersection just north of the Beltline. I didn't even notice the one  on my right as I turned left to go into the one on the opposite side of the road. I only noticed as I was leaving. Kwik Trips are becoming so ubiquitous in Wisconsin you don't even notice them anymore!
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2020, 05:08:05 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/VHT83RMofYv8rnad6

Two Kwik-Trips - one at each corner.

What are they building on the other corner?
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #139 on: April 22, 2020, 05:27:42 PM »

There are two Kum & Gos just across the street from each other on the north side of Springfield.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #140 on: April 22, 2020, 05:33:29 PM »

There are two Kum & Gos just across the street from each other on the north side of Springfield.

Didn't they just close one of them?
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #141 on: April 22, 2020, 05:38:10 PM »

There are two Kum & Gos just across the street from each other on the north side of Springfield.

Didn't they just close one of them?

That make one a Came & Went?
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #142 on: April 22, 2020, 08:49:48 PM »

There are two Kum & Gos just across the street from each other on the north side of Springfield.
Didn't they just close one of them?
That make one a Came & Went?

Well played!

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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #143 on: April 22, 2020, 10:46:44 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/VHT83RMofYv8rnad6

Two Kwik-Trips - one at each corner.

I was in Madison a few months ago driving on Fish Hatchery Rd. There are two Kwik Trips across the road from each other at the same intersection just north of the Beltline. I didn't even notice the one  on my right as I turned left to go into the one on the opposite side of the road. I only noticed as I was leaving. Kwik Trips are becoming so ubiquitous in Wisconsin you don't even notice them anymore!

Maybe more so than any other state I know of, Kwik Trip in Wisconsin is just as likely to be the small town corner store as it is a major interstate truck stop. Many towns near interstates have both versions of them. They had a fair presence in southeastern Minnesota in the counties close to La Crosse, but have within the last five years become a serious competitor in eastern and central Minnesota.

And indeed their line of high-quality, low-price products coupled with their hot food options have largely taken my business over the legacy Holiday chain.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #144 on: April 22, 2020, 11:49:13 PM »

I remember seeing two hotels of the same brand across the interstate from each other in Nashville. It think it was Motel 6.

Yes, that would be at I-24 and TN 255 Harding Place.  The Motel 6 up on the hill was originally a Regal 8 Inn, and that chain was bought out by Motel 6 in the 90’s.  The other one has been a Motel 6 ever since its inception probably in the 70’s.

Also FYI, do NOT stay at any of the hotels at this exit.  This neighborhood is terrible, and for as long as I can remember it has been marginal at best.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #145 on: April 23, 2020, 09:23:56 AM »

I remember seeing two hotels of the same brand across the interstate from each other in Nashville. It think it was Motel 6.

Yes, that would be at I-24 and TN 255 Harding Place.  The Motel 6 up on the hill was originally a Regal 8 Inn, and that chain was bought out by Motel 6 in the 90’s.  The other one has been a Motel 6 ever since its inception probably in the 70’s.

Also FYI, do NOT stay at any of the hotels at this exit.  This neighborhood is terrible, and for as long as I can remember it has been marginal at best.

According to Google Maps, both of those have different names now. The one on the west side is now Rodeway Inn and the one on the east side is now Somatel.

Speaking of gas stations, Wesco (a regional chain serving mostly the Lake Michigan shoreline in Michigan) has two locations across the street from each other in Fruitport: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1351617,-86.1550439,257m/data=!3m1!1e3
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #146 on: April 24, 2020, 06:18:32 AM »

Now that this topic has been revived, I can mention that not far from where I used to live in Papillion, NE, there is a Casey's both going east and going west on Cornhusker Road from 72nd St. One was originally a Casey's and the other was a Fantasy's, which Casey's bought out.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #147 on: April 26, 2020, 01:22:25 PM »

There are two Kum & Gos just across the street from each other on the north side of Springfield.

Didn't they just close one of them?
I drove past them the other day and they both appear to be open
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #148 on: April 26, 2020, 06:08:39 PM »

There are two Five Star food marts on US 60 at the I-64 exit at Frankfort, but one is a Shell and the other is a BP.
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Re: Two of the same business visible from one place
« Reply #149 on: April 27, 2020, 08:32:22 AM »

There are two Kum & Gos just across the street from each other on the north side of Springfield.
Didn't they just close one of them?
That make one a Came & Went?

Well played!

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I had one MUCH less safe for the forum lined up, but opted for a PG comment.
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