Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gulf gas station to replace former Getty on Baltimore Pike

Former Getty station being upgraded to be a Gulf
The former site of the Getty gas station on Baltimore Pike, is in the process of being upgraded to another gas station.  Though the terminals and pumps are still being modified and not yet operational, the quickmart is open for business.  I was able to talk to the person behind the counter who said the site will become a Gulf gas station.

This site has been a gas station for decades.  In addition to a quickmart, this property also has a separate space that has been used in the past as BBQ take out, computer repair, etc.

With a proposed Super Wawa being a "wild card" to the dynamic of gasoline purchase and quick-mart shopping, it'll be interesting to see how things shake out.  This new Gulf station is across the street from a Dunkin' Donuts, which is beneficial, but also a block away from a Super Sunoco.  Should the Super Wawa be approved, Media could potentially have 3 gas stations within a 4 block radius.

Cleanup for new Gulf gas station.

9 comments:

  1. Tedman, you always have the "Breaking News" items. Great job. I like competing Gas stations. It keeps prices down. And that is a good thing.

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  2. Even if it is a little oversaturated that's no reason to not have the super Wawa. The weak link would be the Gulf or the Lukoil. The super Wawa would be an upgrade. Isn't competition the best thing for the consumer? To reason that the presence of the Gulf mart should discourage the super Wawa is laugh out loud funny. Let's be blunt: that Getty mart was an utter joke. It's a relic of 1975. A new Gulf mart would be a slightly better incarnation. If the Gulf mart can handle the competition, more power to 'em. I like Wawa's chances in that battle.

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  3. I am shocked that someone would make this investment with even the slightest chance of a Super Wawa coming to town. I think the location is more valuable with some other use - even as a small office building.

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  4. Self-Rightous HousewifeJuly 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    I'm here to announce that I am forming a group called "Friends of the Getty Station" (FROGS for short). Our goal is to put pressure on council to prevent this monstrosity from happening. We feel that a greenway at this location will help conserve critical foot traffic by offering an environmentally over the top solution that will allow the community to travel from Baltimore Pike to Manchester Avenue at a 45-degree angle in lieu of walking to the corner. Please sign our petition and join our bogus group page on facebook! Expect propaganda flyers to be delivered to your doors shortly!

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    1. Please tell me you're kidding. Hopefully this doesn't also include a drunken, insane oaf handing out written rants and calling elected officials.

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  5. Leashless DogwalkerJuly 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    I'd like to follow up on that last comment by announcing that I will be forming my own group, Friends of Another Underlying Development (FRAUD for short), where I will plan to get overly involved in this development despite having little to no stakeholder interest. Anyone who disagrees with me may get a specialized version of a doggy bag on their doorstep. I'm looking in your direction, Dunkin' (Donuts) Coffe Club!

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    1. Leashless, you are someone in the "know." No one would understand your blog unless they knew a lot of other facts. I must say, great satire. Right on, whoever you are.

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  6. Over the years, I've made it a point to avoid the intersection of 252 and Baltimore Pike, taking doglegs and backstreets to do so. I am a big Wawa fan, and Im not totally familiar with the superstore plan, but it seems that there would surely be a huge traffic nightmare right around that corner...yes/no/maybe?

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  7. J. Paul Getty is dead. Now so is his gas station in Media. RIP.

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