Why hide it? New gas station aims to please the eye

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Originally the city had asked Arnie McClure of Coast Architects to hide the pumps of a new gas station, but McClure suggested instead to make the gas pumps and their canopy more eye pleasing.

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And that's how the design of the new Kangaroo gas station on S.C. Highway 61 came to be.

Robert Behre has a good rundown of the who, what, why and how over at The Post and Courier -- they also have a nice little photo gallery.