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Future Gas Station Property Bought for $1.1 Million

The future site of a Mobil and Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru is ready for demolition.

Plans for a new gas station in North Stratford moved forward last week with the $1.1 million purchase of two properties next to the Oronoque Shopping Plaza.

The defunct gas station at 7294 Main St. and the vacant house next door at 7296 -- purchased for $600,000 and $500,000, respectively -- will be tore down and replaced with a Mobil and convenience store that features a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru, according to the general contractor of the project, Brian Hulse.

Hulse, visiting the property this week, said he wants to start demolition on the old gas station and house as soon as possible but still needs a building permit before anything gets knocked down.

Stratford's zoning commission . Final plans have also been OK'd by the town's inland wetlands and watercourses commission, as the site is adjacent to wetlands, according to zoning administrator Gary Lorentson.

Lorentson said the convenience store will be set back from Route 110, on undeveloped property behind the old garage. He said there'll be four pump islands and new landscaping up front and the drive-thru will wrap around the back of the building.

The zoning administrator couldn't give an expected completion date of the entire project but said it's ready for demolition.

"It will be a more modern gas station," Lorentson said.

Are you pleased to hear the area is receiving a new gas station? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Carole Bourne September 13, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Yes that is a bit much being so close
Thomas Roche September 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Another piece of history will be torn down. The Mobil gas station in Stratford Center is no more, and the corner looks like a dump. So now we are getting another gas station and drivethru in the north end. How long before that goes belly up and we create another eyesore in town. Tear down the Judson House and put the gas station and Dunkin Dounuts there. The houses look pretty much alike.
Linda Palermo September 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Linda Palermo, Unfortunately in todays so called push to bring increased economic growth and jobs in to the area, everyone seemed to have forgotten what the longstanding citizens and tax payers have to same on issues. It appears the only this we are gifted with is higher taxes and sewer assessments? It is surprising no one has taken an appeal on this approval from Zoning. Has anyone considered relocating this piece of history into an other part of Town so that its history can carry on to furture generations?
Diana Kunkel November 21, 2012 at 01:32 AM
I'm not voting for any more Big-Box Stores. Let's give Paradise Green back to the local residents who offer freindly service, quality products, and charm to Stratford. Clough's remains a top-rated merchant to customers.
Diana Kunkel November 21, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I vote for restoring charm to Paradise Green. What does Planning and Zoning have in mind along those lines? No more Big-Box Stores!!

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