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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Author: harlemhouse

52 thoughts on “110th Street Gas Station In Harlem Has Closed

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

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

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

  4. 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..

  5. 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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