Tank up and get your real fruit smoothies and other convenience store Kicks while you still can at this ConocoPhillips service station and market at the corner of N. Eldridge Pkwy. and Dairy Ashford Rd., just north of the Omni Hotel Westside and just west of the petrochemical giant’s 62-acre Energy Corridor corporate campus.
“I guess it’s another sign-o’-the-times out here in the Energy Corridor,” writes a reader. “To me it looks like the filling station is a victim of the company’s own success.”
The Kicks store’s listed owner is the Kayo Oil Company, a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips.
Last year ConocoPhillips preleased 1.2 million sq.-ft. of office space in Energy III and Energy IV, two under-construction office towers just south of the Katy Fwy. from the existing campus. Those buildings will house the company’s Lower 48 operations, while the corporate staff will remain on Dairy Ashford. ConocoPhillips’s 12-year-lease gives them 100 percent of the space in both towers.
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