Gas station


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.


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.


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.


"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.