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How would I check the future competition for a Gas Station?

I am trying to buy a gas station and have a question. How would I check the future competition? Where will I get this information from?

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It depends where you are. In most areas, places that are EPA sensitive require months and even years of application and study periods. So, I would first check whatever your state authority is that governs EPA issues and find out about the regs for applying and whether any are on file, for your specific area. Then, check with your local Zoning offices. There can be scenarios where the red tape can be short circuited, so you can never be certain. But those are places to start. Sometimes, the best way is to talk to other competitors in the area; they frequently have a better knowledge than anyone else.

May 6, 2013