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Visions for Vacancies: Empty BP Gas Station

The BP at Southcross and Buck Hill is at a prime location, just off the highway. What would you like to see there? Leave your ideas in the comments section below.

Vandals have already made hay of the British Petroleum gas station, but the site itself is valuable real estate—one of the few spots left vacant in the vicinity of Interstate 35. What would fit here? The site is close to both the , and a strip of car dealerships.

So, think big: What businesses would you like to see here? Leave your ideas in the comments section below, and see what other readers think.

Come back to Burnsville Patch each week to weigh in with your hopes for a different vacancy.

Melyssa Meuli June 22, 2012 at 12:18 PM
TRADER JOES!!!!!!!!!!!
Patti Crenshaw Bidgood June 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Trader Joes or Whole Foods!!
Anita Hansraj June 22, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Trader Joes or Whole Foods!!
Jeremy Deysach June 22, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Previous comments brought to you by: Trader Joes and Whole Foods... I would like to see a nice Mini-Golf course there... we don't seem to have any in MN
Clare Kennedy June 22, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I would love a Trader Joe's in Burnsville as well, though I think this lot might be a little too small for something like that. Anything else in the direction of restaurants or retail that you'd like to see?
Otis Blockhus June 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM
A rest stop for the poor affluent (oxymoron?) Gramercy Club Grandmas and their grandkids walking to/from the Burnsville Ctr. After all, “safety” for Gramma and her grandkids while skedaddling across W. 150th St. at Burnhaven Dr was a major reason the City built an unnecessarily expensive traffic control (roundabout). In reality, a less expensive set of top quality stop lights with properly timed walk signals would have done the same job just as safely. Do you suppose favoritism to the wealthy had anything to do with this? The point is to highlight some of the excessive spending that has been done by our local city government. The most obvious excessive spending recently was, of course, the Performing Arts Center structure and where the spending goes on indefinitely with an enormous annual operating deficit. Another ridiculously expensive project was the extravagant street lights ($10,000+ each) project on Crosstown and Burnhaven Drs. a few years ago. And of course, I’m not really serious about the “rest stop”. Anyone else sick of rule by the wealthy and for the benefit of the wealthy? Anyone else sick of a Mayor set on setting a legacy for herself instead of serving the common good? I urge all Burnsville citizens to learn all they can about the candidates for the upcoming City Council elections and vote accordingly to your own needs and for the common good.
Jen June 26, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I live down the street and to be honest, I'd love a functional BP station. ;) It was nice while it was open because they accepted the Fuel Perks card from Rainbow and I used my cents-off there pretty regularly. As far as Trader Joe's is concerned, the former Saturn-then-VW-dealership across the street is a great Trader Joe's location. They seem to like visibility from major freeways and it's perfect if you ask me!

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