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Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by efusco, Apr 15, 2016.
I'm guessing this thread title can be edited to remove the "rumor" bit!
Just stopped here today. I've got to say, the people working at Macadoodles are the nicest I've run into on my entire trip! Lots of questions about the cars and what they could be doing to better address anything that Tesla drivers might need.
There are a few food options in the convenience store area (roller hot dogs and taquitos, and some local donuts that looked delicious). The liquor store has great prices and lots of local options for beer/liquor, wine, and cheese.
They are also apparently working to build a waiting room that we can use, with wifi available. Since there's an attached gas station it's also a good place to wash your windshield, and it's the first supercharger location I've seen with an actual trash can next to the chargers.
If you're in the area, highly recommend stopping here to support the place. They're doing everything right.
Great report. There are near-future plans (maybe a year) for a hotel with a restaurants on the same property which should be better. Also, the walk to the Waffle-house is easy.
The Centralia, WA supercharger has had a trash can and windshield squeegee with water for a while now. The crazy thing is there is no gas station in the immediate vicinity and there isn't even a truly adjacent business. It's mostly in an outlet mall type area so I have no idea who maintains them. I wish this became the supercharger standard because it definitely sucks to have to sit and charge for an hour and *then* drive to a nearby gas station to squeegee the windshield for 5-10 minutes rather than killing two birds with one stone. Perhaps whichever local business provided the amenities could be allowed to advertise on the trash can and the bucket. I know I would be more likely to patronize such a business if I knew they were helping to support the supercharger directly.
there is also a smoothie shop attached to the convenience store (different entrance) at springfield. Besides smoothies, they make fresh, tasty sandwiches. good place for lunch while charging.
Put a spray bottle of windshield cleaner and a roll of paper towels in a bag in the frunk or trunk. Add some used plastic bags to store used paper towels if there is no garbage can handy. Come on, Boy and Girl Scouts, be prepared.
Definitely a handy tip for SpC locations without services, but at Springfield, MO it is at a gas station, so you can use the squeege there.
Quick minor update. A brand new Holiday Inn Express just opened on the adjacent property (all part of the O'Reilly property) right next to the superchargers. There's another building going up that I believe will be a restaurant. What is already one of the best Supercharger locations I've been to is going to be even better soon.