A gas station on Columbia's North Main Street has been renamed and redecorated after President Obama.Obama gas, just what America's been clamoring for. Why do I have the feeling customers are paying more than advertised?
Two gas stations sit at the corner of Columbia's North Main Street and Prescott Road, the El Cheapo and another station with a new name -- Obama.
"I see more people come in excited with the name," said owner Sam Alhanik, who got the idea from a friend who created an Obama Gas Station in Michigan.
Alhanik has only owned this station for two months. Although born in Yemen, he says he supports America's president. "It's the first president of black people," he said. "It's our president. We like him."
He says he's seen a boom in business since changing the name, one that has sparked quite the competition with the station across the street. Before our interview, the price at the Obama station was $3.59 for a gallon of regular. The price at El Cheapo $3.54.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
It's Come to This: The Obama Gas Station
They're very excited.