At least two more RaceTrac stations coming soon to the metro
I've done a number of postings about the battle for intown gas station sites, with Atlanta-based RaceTrac trying to play catch-up to Tulsa, Oklahoma-based QuikTrip. Now another RaceTrac is in the works. RacesTrac is constructing a new next generation convenience store and gas station at 7140 Buford Highway, less than two miles from where QuikTrip opened one of their Gen3 stores earlier this year.
Although not directly across the street from the QuikTrip like RaceTrac's upcoming location on Lawrenceville Highway near Northlake Parkway, and planned location on Lawrenceville Highway near North DeKalb Mall, RaceTrac is no longer staying in the burbs. Another new RaceTrac is planned for 624 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville, but its recent intown projects are most significant.
The new QuikTrip at Clairmont and Briarcliff Roads is scheduled to open early next month, and their planned Chamblee-Tucker location has apparently finally been approved. RaceTrac got an unexplained late start on their location near Northlake Parkway, but it should open by early next year.
Some readers have said they don't like both stations dominating and feel it will lead to higher prices while other applaud their arrival in their community. Where do you stand? Weigh in and share your thoughts in the comment section below.