I get the feeling Shoemaker family gatherings are a little tense these days, what with a nephew building a new truck stop at NW 48th and O to directly compete with his uncle's place, and the uncle filing a lawsuit related to the matter. The lawsuit is interesting to me. Is it common for a lease agreement to stipulate that all tenant improvements to a property remain the property of the landlord?
I also wonder about the location of the new truck stop. If I had to pick a location in town for a brand new truck stop, I think I would have gone for 56th Street / Highway 77 and I-80. Not that I know anything about traffic patterns either there or on NW 48th Street. It just feels like a better spot, what with the intersection of the highway and interstate, and the nearby industrial areas.