What Should Go Here?

Got any ideas for re-developing the abandoned gas station at Lumpkin and Woodrow?


The Clink-o-co gas station on Lumpkin Street in Five Points has been empty for years. 

What should go in this excellent location? How should the property be re-developed? Besides the convenience store, the land also includes a former car wash.

So what would you like to see in the space? A bagel shop? a bakery? a doggie day care? A hardware/florist combo?

Some good ideas for adapting and reusing older properties come to fruition. 

What do you think? Tell us in the comments. 

gary grossman June 04, 2012 at 01:11 PM
There were rumors about ground contamination from leaking gas tanks at that site and I always thought that was the reason for a lack of interest in the site. I believe that Dr. Todd Rasmussen at UGA knows much more about this.
Rebecca McCarthy June 04, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I imagine there was some contamination, but Lord, what a location!
Pat McAlexander June 04, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Clean up gas tanks and plant plants that decontaminate as well--and then a shop with some sort of garden. Bakery sounds nice--one that includes gluten-free products.
Sara Beresford June 04, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I love the ideas already listed. I have always wanted to see an Asian Noodle Shop in Athens. Not a chain -- just a great place to get Asian noodle soups and noodle bowls. Would need to have some outdoor seating and be priced to appeal to students, too. Maybe a neat-o garden patio to incorporate ideas above!
Rebecca McCarthy June 04, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Sara, I love the idea of adding a noodle shop to the mix.


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