Shell Gas Station

Fast Food, Money Lenders & Convience Stores

Garfield to Highland
April 8, 2016
Town Center: Alcova Heights
Shell, Columbia Pike

Short and Mismatched Blocks


In this area South Garfield is only a block long. It goes from the north side of the Pike, to South Ninth Street.  Although South Highland enters the Pike from both sides, they do not actually meet  at the Pike. Shell is on the corner of South Highland and includes a convenience store, Market Place.
@SRtwofourfour :     the gas station that sells injera shipped daily from Ethiopia!
Seven Eleven, Columbia Pike

Restaurants & Convience

7-Eleven is on the corner of Garfield. In the back of the same building are two Restaurants.
7-Eleven: Convenience Market, 3003
El Puerto: Peruvian and Bolivian Restaurant , 3007
Abis: Central American, Mexican Restaurant, 3005
McDonalds: Hamburgers, Fast Food, 3013
Market Place Convience Market, 3100

Shell Gas Station, 3100


McDonalds, Columbia Pike
Signs, Columbia Pike

 Columbia Pike

Highland Building

The Highland Building which opened in 1961, is at 3045 Columbia Pike, where the Pike intersects with South Highland. It is an office building (40586 sq ft) that takes up most of the block behind the store fronts. Entrance to the offices are on Highland Street .  Some of the businesses have included Doctors, Community Organiztions and Schools. Some of the stores in the Highland Building are:
Subway: Sandwiches etc.
Allstate: Insurance
Ethio Cafe: Coffee House, Ethiopian Restaurant
McDonalds, Columbia Pike

Money Lenders


It is rather depressing that there are two money lenders right across the road from each other. One is Title Max in the Highland Building and the other Loan Max. Both companies give loans that are considered very problematic. The lender racks up unbelieveable amounts in interest, Lawmaker Seeks to Crack Down on ‘Predatory’ Lenders.
One of the first busnesses that was in the location that now houses Title Max was Pier One which was there for many years.


Subway, Columbia Pike
 Columbia Pike

Sun Trust Bank


Next door to Loan Max at 3108 is the Sun Trust Bank.

Sun Trust is right across the road from Mrs. Chen's Kitchen.

Sun Trust, Columbia Pike
Bus Stop, Columbia Pike