Friday, August 16, 2013
Gas station/restaurant - alone and abandoned
This gas station and restaurant appeared to be a thriving business. Then it wasn't.
When these photos were taken, the place was abandoned and in disrepair as evidenced by the overflowing open trash bin. A few days ago we noted a homeless man taking shelter under the porch area of the restaurant.
But we've also seen signs of new life. Twice recently, we've noticed men engaged in some sort of activity around the gas pumps. They may have been cleaning up the mess.
We're hoping it will once again become a viable business and a boon to the community. It is in a good location -- at the intersection of two heavily-traveled roads in an area where growth is expected to be steady and pervasive.