Friday, June 20, 2014

State seizes Mobil station on Avenue C and Houston for nonpayment of taxes

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


Anonymous said...

This gas station which has been open for years gets closed down just after news of a building is supposed to go up on the site and you don't see a coincidence LOL. Wow are you dense.

The building developer paid off someone to shut it down - what else?

EV Grieve said...


Anonymous said...

Looked open this morning when I went to catch the M21...

Anonymous said...

exactly right- who did the developer call or pay off? or did the station just say screw it and stop paying as they know their time is up- either way this is bad news- this is exactly where you need a gas station for taxis- delivery vehicles etc- and I doubt there will be any way to open new gas stations when the old ones close- this is going to be very bad in the long run- where are folks supposed to get gas? queens? new jersey?