Friday, June 20, 2014
Passersby and motorists alike were surprised to find the Mobil station on East Houston and Avenue C closed yesterday.
The orange stickers affixed to the pumps tell the story...
Nonpayment of taxes. Perhaps this is just a matter of writing a check, taking care of some paperwork, etc.
Or maybe this is it for the station.
Back in March, Hakimian Property filed plans (waiting for approval) to erect a 9-story mixed-use building on the site. Plans call for 45 residential units and 4,550 square feet of commercial space.
The Times reported in October 2013 that construction would begin when Mobil's lease expires in two years — roughly toward the end of 2015.
Previously on EV Grieve:
How much longer will the East Village have gas stations?
The East Village will soon be down to 1 gas station
The Mobil on Avenue C is still going strong — for now
You have a little longer to get gas on Avenue C
Plans filed for new 9-story building at site of Mobil station on East Houston and Avenue C
RUMOR: Gas station going, boutique hotel coming on Second Avenue? (31 comments)
BP station on 2nd Avenue closes this month