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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Winona > Stop 50
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Stop 50
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 Database Info
created by Shawn W. on 8/29/2016 12:38 AM
last modified by Shawn W. on 10/23/2017 4:57 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Stop 50 was a restaurant, gas station, bar, and motel.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
310 South Service Rd.
Winona, Ontario
Canada
Owner: current owner unknown; previous owner was named Norm Kim
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  •  Hazards
  • flooding
  • broken glass, holes in roof
  •  Interesting Features
    partially intact gas pumps, largely intact buildings
     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • wooden boarding
  • locked doors, trenches
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2012
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • SCUBA gear for the basement
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     History
    Stop 50 Restaurant, Gas Station, Bar, and Motel served as a popular truck stop along the Queen Elizabeth Way in Ontario. The gas station component operated under the Esso brand. According to a highly unfavorable review on a blog, the food was apparently terrible, but I cannot confirm this, as I didn't find it until long after it had closed, which happened sometime in September 2012.
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     Future Plans
    According to one website, "In the near future, the site will become part of a commercial development including a Costco and an LCBO. Some of the land around it has started to be leveled."

    Update 9/25/17: A Costco has been built behind it, upon which they are putting the finishing touches, and they are currently hiring. A trench has been dug to separate Stop 50 from the road, the basement is being pumped out, and there is heavy construction equipment being used, including a backhoe that was digging within feet of the rear of the motel section. Demolition seems imminent.

    Update 10/2/17: Demolition is underway. Most of the motel section has been taken down.

    Update 10/9/17: The gas station building has been taken down but the pumps are still intact, and about half of the restaurant/bar has been removed. The basement is still draining and has turned part of the parking lot into a pond due to the volume of water.

    Update 10/23/17: The pumps are gone, and all that's left of the building is part of the floor of the first floor, the foundation, and a very small section of the basement. The rest of the basement and, presumably, some of the land that was around it, is now an open pit that appears to be around 15 feet deep. Despite the aforementioned parts still remaining, I think that it's safe to recategorize it as "demolished". Also, Costco's gas pumps are now open, and an LCBO location is under construction to the side of Stop 50. It's unknown what's going to be built where Stop 50 was.
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    Coolness 2 / 10
    Content Quality 4 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/23/2017 7:30 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 23 17 at 19:30, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 23 17 at 16:57, Shawn W. changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Oct 23 17 at 16:55, Shawn W. changed the following: History, Status, Future Plans
  • on Oct 12 17 at 14:07, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 10 17 at 14:00, Shawn W. changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Oct 8 17 at 13:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 2 17 at 20:57, Shawn W. changed the following: Owner
  • on Oct 2 17 at 20:55, Shawn W. changed the following: Owner, History, Status, Hazards, Security Measures, Future Plans
  • on Sep 28 17 at 13:52, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 27 17 at 11:25, Shawn W. changed the following: Accessibility, Hazards, Security Measures, Future Plans
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