Follow-Up on Nuuanu’s Chevron Station

They’re closed again.  But, I was told by Chevron staff, not for long!  There is this chain-link fence keeping people out which is the first time I have seen this at this station — even when it was closed for nearly a year.  There was never a fence.

Nuuanu Chevron station surrounded by chain-link fence.

This banner is also a good sign.  They wouldn’t say it, put their name on it and then hang it if it weren’t the case.  Since displaying this banner, and fencing the place, the gas pumps have actually been removed.  Now, that may mean that there is some new, more state-of-the-art equipment coming but that remains to be seen. 

Sign saying that Nuuanu Chevron is renovating.

They have had staff painting the trims with nice fresh blue paint.  I’m not sure which day that was but I think it was Saturday, that I saw them sprucing things up a little. 

I saw an obvious employee checking out the station and I had to ask what they were doing (’cause I’m nosy like that).  He said, ” We’re remodeling.” 

     “Uh huh,” was my border-line sarcastic response.
     “Is that good or bad?” he questioned with a strange look.
     “Good!  After all my complaining and whining look where we are now. Closed again!” 

He just kind of smirked and dismissed me which was fine with me because I got the answer I wanted to hear.  I’m such a bitch. Businesses always forgive me, though.  Afterall, my money, although there isn’t much of it, is still green.  🙂

Matson container sitting at Chevron station.

Oh yeah, like I could have walked away from this photo op!  These corporations are just so lucky I like them so much.  I don’t know why.  I guess they provide needed services and they’re part of our community.  You see, there really is something to be said about logo recognition and trade familiarity. 

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Keahi Pelayo // Oct 30, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    The fence is a sign of our times. Liability and all that stuff.
    Aloha,
    Keahi

  • 2 Evelyn // Oct 30, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Hiya Keahi! You’re very right about that! My point was that a couple of years ago, nobody cared or took the time. It looks like Chevron is taking an active interest and that’s a good thing.

    This station, when it’s operational, is actually a safety feature for the neighborhood. It means more than just gas and soda (and maybe PopTarts). 🙂

  • 3 TONI BRAUNAGEL // Nov 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

    THIS MAY SOUND A LITTLE TRIVIAL, BUT IF YOU ADD IT ALL UP, IT AMOUNTS TO A LOT. THE CHEVRON STATION I HAVE BEEN GOING TO FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS RECENTLY SOLD. I ALWAYS GET MY GAS AND COFFEE IN THE MORNING. JUST RECENTLY THEY HAVE BEEN CHARGING 20 CENTS FOR THE DIFFERENCE ON A CUP OF COFFE SIZE 20 VS 24 OZ. I SAID THE DIFFERENCE IS ONLY 10CENTS. THEN THEY CHARGE INSTEAD OF 1.09 FOR A REFILL THEY ARE CHARGEING 1.19. I SAID THE SIGN SAYS 1.09. THEY SAID THIS IS WHAT IT IS. I TOLD THEM I WON’T BE BACK. THE SIGNS ARE POSTED IN THE CHEVRON STORE, BUT THEY ARE CHARGING 10 CENTS MORE PER ITEM. THIS STATION IS IN LANCATER, CA. ON AVE L AND 40TH ST. WEST. TRIVIAL BUT MAYBE NOT. THEY MIGHT BE DOING OTHER THINGS NOT RIGHT TOO.

  • 4 Evelyn // Nov 17, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Actually, Toni, it’s not trivial. We come to rely on our suppliers, no matter what they are supplying. I’m a firm believer in customer feed back and we should let a business know when they have made us unhappy. It doesn’t help them to just swallow and let it go by. Perhaps someone with the power to step in for Chevron will see your comment and call your station about it and straighten it out! Thank you for stopping by and for sharing. It’s important to let them know, seriously.

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