Alright, I like these better! I'm not sure it makes a difference for this particular project, since I'd assume the much cheaper part of the project is less likely to drive the more expensive part. That is, an apartment developer plans to have retail space and makes it available for Holiday. Seems much harder for Holiday or similar to solicit an apartment or office developer to build above them.
Come to think of it, I've seen a number of compact gas stations in Norway. This one is nicely tucked into the basement of an office building in Oslo:
However, customer-wise, I think people like how Holiday and Kwik Trip both tend to be generously proportioned, clean, bright, and new. It is really hard to provide that to customers in a covered fashion.