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PHOTOS: Former Texaco Gas Station Demolished

Property was cleared by Jan. 25 to make way for a new Hess station.

The former Texaco gas station at the corner of Route 112 and Washington Avenue has been demolished, paving the way for Hess Corporation to build a gas station that many residents welcomed with open arms.

The razing comes about 15 months after the Brookhaven Town Planning Board approved the plan despite its own reservations about the project. Some residents, however, said they would rather have a nice-looking, new gas station than the blighted shell of a Texaco station that had become a target for vandals.

The Brookhaven Town Planning Board could not be reached for comment.

Wht do you think about the new project? Is it about time or are you dreading the new gas station? Talk about it in the comments below.

Earl January 29, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Just what we need, more gas stations!
Frank Raffaele January 30, 2013 at 03:18 AM
Better to have an economically viable business than an unproductive vacant lot.
John January 30, 2013 at 04:11 PM
As long as they don't poison our water like Getty down the road did, I'd take any working business over a rotting Texico. Don't stop there, take out 84 Lumber while you're at it.
Michael Vale January 31, 2013 at 12:45 AM
Finally. After years of ugly blight it will be nice to have a new store on the tax roles, nice to have a convienent place to get milk without having to venture into the land of lights. And Earl, there really arent that many in this area.
Empire Pools Inc February 01, 2013 at 01:23 AM
I welcome it...I finally have a real close gas station to fill up all my vans... Anyone off of Canal rd. should be happy..

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