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« Reply #285 on: August 29, 2017, 02:20:27 pm »

They need a new urban store prototype for sections of cities like this.

An urban store would be out of place in this little suburban oasis.
City of Tulsa needs to enforce overlays to prevent sprawling Office Depot, Walgreens, Reasors type development in what could/should be a walkable urban area
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« Reply #286 on: August 29, 2017, 02:33:46 pm »

An urban store would be out of place in this little suburban oasis.
City of Tulsa needs to enforce overlays to prevent sprawling Office Depot, Walgreens, Reasors type development in what could/should be a walkable urban area

I agree this location is pointless, but 11th and Utica would have been a good place for a new urban format. A replacement for 36th and Peoria store too.
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« Reply #287 on: August 29, 2017, 03:09:02 pm »

An urban store would be out of place in this little suburban oasis.
City of Tulsa needs to enforce overlays to prevent sprawling Office Depot, Walgreens, Reasors type development in what could/should be a walkable urban area

The south parking lot of the Office Despot across the street is always empty and unused.
If im looking at the drawing correctly, some homes along Lewis would be demolished for the new QT.
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« Reply #288 on: August 29, 2017, 03:20:51 pm »

The south parking lot of the Office Despot across the street is always empty and unused.

Yup


If im looking at the drawing correctly, some homes along Lewis would be demolished for the new QT.

3 businesses (former homes)
(their ghosts are on the siteplan)
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« Reply #289 on: August 29, 2017, 04:16:44 pm »

Yes it was a QT before Bill & Ruths.  I dont expect to hear why QT abandoned it in the first place, but maybe they now see the removal of the "Lil Reasors" gas station across the street as creating a gasoline desert.

I hope this isnt going to be another fight to get QT to obey lighting ordinances like 21st & Harvard was, but they seem to have gotten the message with the big Type III just built at 41st & Memorial.

I think this may have been a U-Tote-Em or Git-N-Go unless I'm confusing this space with the one Duffy's is in now.  I just don't recall when this was ever a QT.  I can remember a liquor store being in there in high school.
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« Reply #290 on: August 29, 2017, 04:21:22 pm »

The south parking lot of the Office Despot across the street is always empty and unused.
If im looking at the drawing correctly, some homes along Lewis would be demolished for the new QT.

I looked at Office Depot on Google Earth the other day and the only thing I can see the south lot would be used for is their loading dock.

We can grumble about QT all we want and needing an urban design, but their business model is very auto-centric at its core.  I mean they are the leading gasoline retailer in the Tulsa market.  I've never seen anything wrong with the design of 41st & Sheridan or 21st & Harvard and I think those are a good compromise (as long as the lighting meets Patric's approval  Wink ).  These 80,000 square foot lots like they have at 11th & Utica are excessive, that's more like a truck stop.

I just had a memory from a visit to London 30+ years ago.  You couldn't find a gas station very easily.  They seemed to be a bit out of the way compared to what we are used to in a place that grew up with cars like Tulsa.  But we sure like our sprawl, don't we?
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« Reply #291 on: August 29, 2017, 07:02:12 pm »

Sucks but...O well...Not smile you can do about it...
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« Reply #292 on: August 29, 2017, 08:02:54 pm »

I think this may have been a U-Tote-Em or Git-N-Go unless I'm confusing this space with the one Duffy's is in now.  I just don't recall when this was ever a QT.  I can remember a liquor store being in there in high school.
Bill and Ruth's was QT store #15, original style. Probably like a 4 pumper. Probably closed due to the small size and kept closed when the station across the street opened.
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« Reply #293 on: August 29, 2017, 08:36:53 pm »

Bill and Ruth's was QT store #15, original style. Probably like a 4 pumper. Probably closed due to the small size and kept closed when the station across the street opened.

Okay, I did confuse that with the former inhabitant of Duffy’s.  Now that you mention the four pump layout that sounds about right for the lot size.
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« Reply #294 on: September 02, 2017, 10:01:04 pm »

According to my trusty 1971 Tulsa phone book, QuikTrip #15 was located at 3114 E Pine.  Duffy's was indeed a U-Totem, I stopped there on the way to my after school job.  There are no QuikTrips listed on 15th at all in the phone book and there is a Lamb's Phillips 66 listed at 1501 S Lewis.  Seems to me U-Totem moved to the corner and was eventually bought out by Circle K.  There is a Circle K listed at 1509 S Lewis in the 1989 phone book.
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