110th Street Gas Station In Harlem Has Closed

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The very busy gas station and store on 110th street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard has closed.  It is now a Western Union.   This must have just happened because they were still there the last couple of days.

Cars and cabs were pulling up while I was taking photos trying to figure out what happened.  This gas station was always packed and very needed in the area so I can’t imagine that lack of business was the reason.  We had written on our blog rumors of developers looking at this space.  I can’t see a Western Union supporting that large lot of land.  That is valuable real estate.  It was nice having the bright 24 hour lights on the corner late at night.  We will write a follow up post on this tomorrow.   Stay tuned.

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52 Responses to 110th Street Gas Station In Harlem Has Closed

  1. Susan says:

    Has anyone found out where Tom the auto mechanic has gone? I am so bummed I never had his cell number. Does anyone?

  2. Jeff says:

    Have you found out where Tom went yet?

  3. Ruth Boodyu says:

    Where did Tom the auto mechanic go? He was wonderful!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is it true the affordable building between 111th and 112th on Fredrick is being shut down also due to the gas station? Poor people!

  5. Victor says:

    Here’s an updated article from the real deal on what’s happening…http://therealdeal.com/blog/2013/12/18/upper-west-side-gas-station-to-become-mixed-use-development/

  6. The sign was there…It was taken over by the city…They are closing all of these gas stations on Manhattan Island…. There was an RFP last year for the space… http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/08/29/peebles-reveals-plans-for-iconic-west-harlem-condo/

  7. Andrew Charles says:

    now how can they go about closing down all those massive projects on Lower Lenox? That would really be huge news!

  8. Andrew Charles says:

    mixed feelings… it was nice to have a gas station so close, but in reality there is no way a gas station should be anywhere near the border of Central Park… I hope the developers do well and turn it into an A class condo development and further push up prices in South Harlem on a whole..

  9. Pete says:

    The Western Union signage was already there — it just stands out now that all the BP branding has come down. Clearly the place has closed…there were reports over the past year or two that the city (which previously owned and retained an option on the land) would turn it over to a developer. I believe there was an EDC press release.

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