February 20, 2012

adieu, BP

You could use all the cliches in the world, but the fact is that small suburban petrol outlets like this in cities are an endangered species. This was one of the very few who still offered driveway service, and the staff were always very helpful. Unfortunately for outlets like this, the majority of people would rather drive to the supermarket-supported petrol stations in order to get that extra 2-3 cents a litre discount.


  1. Another example of our (recent) past and how dramatically it's changing. Petrol stations are indeed an endangered species.

  2. Especially the small ones in the 'burbs, Thomas. The plan is to turn this site into a small retail complex...which judging from recent experience means a cafe/deli, a hairdresser, and maybe a real estate agent!