Gas station

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Sherman Park residents disapprove of plans to rebuild gas station

Published April 22, 2017

Sherman Park residents expressed concerns at a recent listening session about a proposal to rebuild a gas station that was burned to the ground during sometimes-violent demonstrations in August, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Signs of the times

Published May 20, 2009

This morning, I stopped the Marathon station at 3087 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. to put a little gas in my car. A hand-written sign on all the pumps rubbed me the wrong way: "PREPAY OR LEAVE," it said.

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The weird world of gas station pricing

Published Oct. 23, 2008

It's always struck me as bizarre that two gas stations, literally across the street from each other, can charge a different price for identical grades of gasoline.

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"Fill'er Up" trails state's gas station history

Published Sept. 10, 2008

"Fill'er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations," a new book by Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz that traces the history of gas station architecture in the state. It's heavily illustrated and a great read. We talk to the authors.