Looking for Prime Restaurant Real Estate? Consider an Old Gas Station.

Foodable WebTV Network | Pictured: Olio in St. Louis | Photo Credit: CNN

Foodable WebTV Network | Pictured: Olio in St. Louis | Photo Credit: CNN

Prime real estate for a restaurateur can be hard to come by, but it's such an important element in the development process, especially for new ventures. Sometimes you have to think outside the box. That's exactly what restaurant operator and chef Ben Poremba decided to do. He turned a vacant – but perfectly positioned – St. Louis gas station into Olio, a wine bar and eatery.

And Poremba isn't the only one to refurbish an old gas station into a quaint and cozy venue. A handful of people around the U.S. are doing it. Read More