Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The last gas station in the East Village has closed
[Photo by @BennyPack]
The Mobil station on Avenue C and East Houston disappeared yesterday. This is a bit of a surprise because it had been previously reported that the station had a lease until some time next year ... when the property would yield to a new building.
Back in March, Hakimian Property filed plans (still 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.
The State briefly closed the station in June for nonpayment of taxes.
The BP station on Second Avenue and East First Street closed in early July.
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
State seizes Mobil station on Avenue C and Houston for nonpayment of taxes