Archive for Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Convenience store, bus station reopen on Sixth Street

The Conoco convenience store that used to serve as a Greyhound Bus stop is back in business. The owner hopes to begin selling bus tickets within a week.

February 3, 2010

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A Conoco convenience store at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive in Lawrence is back open, once again giving Greyhound Bus passengers a place to wait indoors.

The store, at 2447 W. Sixth St., had continued to serve as a pick-up and drop-off site for the bus line, even after the convenience store had closed late last year.

But this week, new owner Swarnjit Singh reopened the business, leasing the building, parking lot and four fuel pumps from a Topeka-based group that had bought the place from its previous owners.

Singh, who previously has managed a convenience store for his brother in Kansas City, Mo., said that he hoped to be selling Greyhound bus tickets at the Lawrence store within a week.

The store is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day except Friday and Saturday, when it remains open until midnight.

Comments

AS 5 years, 5 months ago

Why did the previous owners closed down?

angel4dennis 5 years, 5 months ago

I am glad to see this business open back up. Accessible transportation for anything outside of Lawrence is very hard to come by. I used to catch the bus to go back and forth to Wichita back in my college days. It was a great help to still be able to come home and spend time with the family and get back to college before classes on Mondays. Not all college students have cars.

headdoctor 5 years, 5 months ago

AS (Anonymous) says… Why did the previous owners closed down?


The answer is really simple. The previous owners had no idea how to run a business. Especially a convenience store. It could have been they didn't have as much money as they thought or didn't manage what they did have. You can not sell from an empty wagon and if what you are out of or can't get is what draws customers in to buy other items, you are doomed. Not being able to have gas available and other products that people want cause customers to go elsewhere and that is what they did.

hipper_than_hip 5 years, 5 months ago

Their gas was expensive, and the stuff inside was over-priced, especially with Dillon's one block away. And the owner's wife was always crabby. Good riddence!

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