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The End is here, the bell has tolled, and the wrecking ball has swung.

Over the past couple of days, virtually the entire southwest corner of Indiana Ave. and South Loop 289 has been reduced to nothing more than a pile of rubble and memories. Most notably, the former Texas Land & Cattle location:

Lance Ballance, Townsquare Media

The demolition was first noticed this weekend when I drove past the spot, which is slated for an upcoming Circle K location. We previously wrote about Circle K's plans for West Texas domination, but haven't yet seen much construction activity until now.

This past weekend, I noticed that the Texas Land & Cattle building had been torn down after being vacant since closing in 2016. No doubt, it appeared that this would be the spot where Circle K would stake their claim. However, as of this morning, it seems that the wrecking ball has been even busier than we first thought.

Lance Ballance, Townsquare Media

Now, the blighted former location of Long John Silver's, which we wrote about recently due to its advanced state of neglect, has also met the same fate.


Lance Ballance, Townsquare Media


Lance Ballance, Townsquare Media

This leads to a question: with at least three buildings coming down in a very short time, how advanced is the timeline to get Circle K built and open here in the Hub City? And just how freaking huge is this location going to be? Are they planning on giving Buc-ee's (who hate Lubbock, anyway) a run for their money as far as size?

Or is Buns Over Texas ready to seriously expand their parking footprint?

Either way, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.


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