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Old 03-02-2024, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Haffners-Old Country Store

Demolishing buildings on the corner. Thanks Laconia Daily Sun. What's next for the property. Paper didn't say.
Also noticed Agway is now TruValue. Will miss the Agway name. Big fish swallow little fish.
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Old 03-02-2024, 05:53 PM   #2
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I believe a new gas station and pump layout are going in that location.
And while True Value purchased Agway, the rebranding I believe is the choice of the owner... which is the same family that owned the Agway.
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Demolishing buildings on the corner. Thanks Laconia Daily Sun. What's next for the property. Paper didn't say.
Also noticed Agway is now TruValue. Will miss the Agway name. Big fish swallow little fish.
The corner will still be Dunken and a gas station, larger with better access.

The Agway became TruValue a very long time ago, when the Agway brand went away. While the Agway brand has come back, the store is still TruValue. However we still refer to it as the Agway store. It still carries the same items like grain, seed potatoes, garden tools, seeds, and Carharrt clothing.

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Appreciate the updates.
Good to know the TruValue is still family owned.
The Agway name goes back a long way.
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Probably changed it to show more of a hardware flair.
We purchased their Home Center, and Tractor Supply opened right next door.
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are we talking gilford, or Tilton/Belmont here
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Old 03-04-2024, 10:22 AM   #7
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are we talking gilford, or Tilton/Belmont here
Gilford.... Belmont is still Osbournes.

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Demolishing buildings on the corner. Thanks Laconia Daily Sun. What's next for the property. Paper didn't say.
The new store building is larger than the old one. The gas pumps are going in where the old store building was located and there will be more of them - 12 versus the 8 pumps at the old store.

The Dunkin's will have two drive-thru lanes rather than one, one will be a traditional drive-thru lane and the second one will be for pickup for those who ordered ahead online. They will be able to stack up to 22 cars in the drive-thru.

The convenience store will also be there, but I think there was talk about a third business being there - maybe a pizza joint - but I can't confirm it.

The new Haffner's is slated to open in May, and seeing the progress being made I'd have to say May is quite doable. They just finished shingling the roof the other day and have started putting up the stone facade on the outside.
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Default Haffner's non-ethanol 91-octane gasoline

So, the Haffner's on Route 25 in Moultonborough has non-ethanol, 91-octane gasoline which is especially good in snowblowers that become dormant while waiting the next snow.

This Haffner's 91-octane, non-ethanol gasoline ..... www.kbb.com/car-advice/gasoline-guide/ ..... costs $4.55/gal and it will make a Troy-Bilt run like an Ariens, the King of Snow.

So, will this new Haffner's in Gilford be selling non-ethanol, 91-octane gasoline or you need to go to Moultonborough, or what?
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So, the Haffner's on Route 25 in Moultonborough has non-ethanol, 91-octane gasoline which is especially good in snowblowers that become dormant while waiting the next snow.

This Haffner's 91-octane, non-ethanol gasoline ..... www.kbb.com/car-advice/gasoline-guide/ ..... costs $4.55/gal and it will make a Troy-Bilt run like an Ariens, the King of Snow.

So, will this new Haffner's in Gilford be selling non-ethanol, 91-octane gasoline or you need to go to Moultonborough, or what?
Hopefully. I run the canned gas in all my power equipment and at $24/gallon it gets expensive.
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Hopefully. I run the canned gas in all my power equipment and at $24/gallon it gets expensive.
603 Fuel in Moultonborough has ethanol free. I fill up a gallon and add some Sta-Bil to last the whole summer for my yard machines.

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I always run 87E10... but not sure what specialty pumps they will have at the new building.
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Default 91 Octane Ethanol-Free in Gilford?

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So, the Haffner's on Route 25 in Moultonborough has non-ethanol, 91-octane gasoline which is especially good in snowblowers that become dormant while waiting the next snow.

So, will this new Haffner's in Gilford be selling non-ethanol, 91-octane gasoline or you need to go to Moultonborough, or what?
At this point I don't know. It wouldn't surprise me if they do offer it, particularly if there's demand for it. I know I'd use it if it were available.
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Old 05-03-2024, 09:21 AM   #14
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I've been keeping an eye on the construction of the new Haffner's and it is coming along nicely.

Concrete has been poured for the new gas pump pads. The exterior of the new building looks to be complete and I am assuming the interior work is continuing apace.

The new signs were delivered earlier this week. (I saw them on a truck when I was on my way home from work.) I figure paving in and around the gas pumps is likely to take place very soon as it looks like they've been prepping the ground for paving. I'm hoping the May opening someone mentioned is still possible, maybe Memorial Day weekend?

We'll have to wait and see.
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It’s really a great looking store! The general contractor has really made some impressive progress on it also! Can’t wait for it to open!!

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Old 05-04-2024, 07:07 AM   #17
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Is Haffner's rated top tier gas? It is very important if you have turbo motors. I had been using Cumbies for years until I bought an Audi. I found out the fuel injections need deep cleaning and there was carbon buildup. Switch to Mobil with Shaw's loyalty to keep the gas bill down, and the problems disappear.

Donkies was owned by Caffula, a sleazeball Francise developer. Has that changed?
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Is Haffner's rated top tier gas? It is very important if you have turbo motors. I had been using Cumbies for years until I bought an Audi. I found out the fuel injections need deep cleaning and there was carbon buildup. Switch to Mobil with Shaw's loyalty to keep the gas bill down, and the problems disappear.

Donkies was owned by Caffula, a sleazeball Francise developer. Has that changed?
I do not believe Haffner’s is a “Top Tier” gas since they do not have the Top Tier logo on their web page nor does it show up on this list…. https://www.toptiergas.com/gasoline-brands/

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I saw on Facebook this morning that the Dunks is opening on 5/20.
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I saw on Facebook this morning that the Dunks is opening on 5/20.
They were paving yesterday, with the front having the base coat completed and the rear still in progress. I don't know how long they'll have to wait to pave the top coat.
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I saw on Facebook this morning that the Dunks is opening on 5/20.
Thanks for this! I always like to have a close by Dunkies!

But did I see that this would be a "drive in only" site?
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But did I see that this would be a "drive in only" site?
I believe that might be the case at the beginning so they can get the place up and running. After all, they don't need to have the interior complete top to bottom in order to service just drive-thru. Besides, the interior space is too large to be "just a drive-thru."
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I heard from a reliable source that the new Haffners in Gilford will be selling ethanol free gas. They have a 5000 gallon tank dedicated to ethanol free gas!
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There was a lot of work going on this morning but still a ways to go. Looks like a push to be open for the holiday but they may not make it.

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I drove by there just a little while ago and the sign was lighted, listing gas prices and the availability of 91 octane ethanol-free gas and off-road diesel.

There's still work going on behind the building and it looks like they're working on the drive-thru lanes out back.
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They appear to be pumping fuel this morning.

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They appear to be pumping fuel this morning.
Hmm. I think I'm going to have to stop by later today and check it out. Maybe my mother's car needs some gas...
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I stopped by on my way home from an appointment in Laconia, checking out the gas pumps and filling the tank in the car. I did see the 'triple' pumps that carry the E10 gasoline, diesel, and non-ethanol 91 octane gas. There is a separate pump in one of the other lanes for non-road diesel. Easy to get in or out. While not too busy, there were more than a few cars and trucks gassing up. There was also a lot more parking than in the past.

I also went into the store to check it out and, while still a work in progress, it is almost completed. Coolers and shelves were being stocked, the deli was operating and pre-made packaged sandwiches, pizza, and some pastries were available as were made-to-order food.

The NH Lottery guy was there installing the ticket sales terminal and scratch ticket dispenser.

Dunk's is still in progress and while I could not see how far along the work was in the interior, there were plenty of tradesmen there working on the site.

All in all I liked what I saw.

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Yes my wife reports cars, trucks and boats getting gas. However Dunkin' is not open yet.


Be careful not to get run over in the Hannaford grocery parking lot. Keep moving in the store or someone will run up your heels with a cart.

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Other than picking up my truck from the shop a little later today, I have no plans in going anywhere. I also won't be going near the lake over the next few days unless it's first thing in the morning or early evening. I don't want to deal with any of the Cap'n Boneheads over the holiday weekend.
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I stopped for gas today, as reported much more room to maneuver and more pumps.

The non-ethanol was only 90 octane, I need a minimum of 91 (13:1 compression ratio). They did have 10% ethanol 93 octane so that was it.

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For those with an interest (Or an addiction) Dunkin' Donuts is now open.
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Yay! I was beginning to get the shakes...
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Is there access to Dunkin from inside the Haffner's store or is it just the drive up?
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There is access from inside…Full counter order area.

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I stopped by the other evening and it was nice to see some of the staffers I knew from the 'old' Haffner's. It looks like they've got everything up and running. I did see the queue at Dunk's drive-thru yesterday morning on my way to work, so it looks like things are back to 'normal', but with better facilities!
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