Hess station closed
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local

Old Bridge, NJ

#1 Mar 21, 2011
Does anyone know why the Hess station in Stanhope is being dismantled?
netcong

Cortlandt Manor, NY

#2 Mar 21, 2011
they wanted to expand (put a convenience store in) and Stanhope said no so they said good bye. There goes a ratable.
great

Parlin, NJ

#3 Mar 21, 2011
O that's just terrific...another vacant store front. This place is going to start looking like Flat Brook Pa. I wish to HELL i got out of here when i wanted to!!! This place S U C K S !!!!!!
Terrible

Huntington Station, NY

#4 Mar 21, 2011
netcong wrote:
they wanted to expand (put a convenience store in) and Stanhope said no so they said good bye. There goes a ratable.
Stanhope Council....DB's!!!!!
get your facts

Congers, NY

#5 Mar 22, 2011
Before you guys begin to start more rumors get your facts. they never went to the council. so most likely they are just remodeling.
local

Old Bridge, NJ

#6 Mar 22, 2011
Just heard from an official that they are closed. Not remodeling. Still don't know why.
Concerned Tax Payer

Poughkeepsie, NY

#7 Mar 22, 2011
Company said they are closing and not re opening.I got this info directley from the Hess rep. that was there when they were boarding up the place.
Poor Richard

Piscataway, NJ

#8 Mar 22, 2011
I don’t know, but I would bet Hess closed the station because it doesn’t fit its business plan of mega convience stores (think Quick Check with Gas) in high traffic areas. The station was built when Route 183 was Route 206, and there weren’t too many other gas stations around.

Things change over time and Netcong/Stanhope is not such a prime location anymore. Family Ford is relocating to a better location I hear in Mt. Olive. That is a huge ratable loss. Let’s face it, Netcong Shop Rite bears no resemblance to the Byram store, and it probably won’t stay open much longer.

The writing is on the wall. Both towns have to look hard at their zoning and think of ways to bring in good new business. I hope that is happening, but I doubt it.
Tough Times

United States

#9 Mar 22, 2011
I agree with you Poor Richard. Just take a look at the Newton Hess Station. Still closed the old one that is all boarded up and painted white. Now its just going to be an eye sore. Maybe a Delta will move in Something is better than nothing.
great

Parlin, NJ

#10 Mar 22, 2011
This place is an embarrassment and one big HUGE eye sore!!!!
pat sommo

Parlin, NJ

#11 Mar 22, 2011
Poor Richard, u r stupid. The shop rite argument has been going on 4 years. Ronetco has been part of the fabric of this town for years. I don't think they are going to pull any support any time soon. I am sorry u don't like this particular store, but that is why god gave u legs, we have the ability 2 shop someplace else.
pat sommo

Parlin, NJ

#12 Mar 22, 2011
By the way Poor Richard maybe it is a good idea 4 family ford 2 move. Not one single mechanic who works there can afford to live in Jersey. They pay less than a decent wage. That is why most of the technicians and support staff live in Pennsy. Family Ford would be hard pressed to find any one in this community (school, fire department, first aide, police department) 2 support them. They have never given any thing back 2 this community. Family Ford is a joke.
Poor Richard

Cortlandt Manor, NY

#13 Mar 23, 2011
Pat,
You are right. I must be stupid. I forgot nothing ever changes in Netcong. So, why worry? There is no need to plan for the future.

Seriously, Netcong has been very lucky that Ronetco and Mr. Romano have been a big part of the community. While Family Ford hasn’t been as generous, it will be missed. It operates a sizable business in town and pays property taxes. If the business isn’t replaced and the property is vacant, you may see the loss in your property tax bill.
Andy

Old Bridge, NJ

#14 Mar 23, 2011
Hess Probably left town because sales and profits
were down. They should of managed the Store better.
I stopped going there a few years back Because
service was poor. Who has 15 mins to wait for an
employee to wander on out from inside the store
to pump your gas. Not in this day and age. Years
ago sevice was quick they cleaned your windshield
and smiled. Price wise Sams Valero in Netcong was
always cheaper and service was better. Lets see go
to Hess pay more and wait longer or get your gas.
Elsewhere. I dont like seeing it vacant, but they
have no one to blame but themselves.
Jig Block

Irvington, NJ

#15 Mar 23, 2011
Maybe "Bait and Boat" will take over the Hess?!?! Yea buddy :) Seems to be the busiest place in Stanhope!!
Pete Wrigley

Irvington, NJ

#16 Mar 23, 2011
Maybe they can make affordable housing out of it. I sure they could cram at least two apartment units into that. With a lake view no less!
Pete Wrigley

Irvington, NJ

#17 Mar 23, 2011
Oh, and Family Ford Service center . Don't ever let those "Technicians" touch your car. They don't know how to "fix" anything. They only replace which costs more. They wanted to replace something on my car and turned out it only needed a cleaning with with good old carb cleaner. I saved hundreds and the car is still running great after somebody else did the cleaning for me. They overcharge and use inferior parts. The round guy running the place is clueless!
Pete Wrigley

Irvington, NJ

#18 Mar 23, 2011
One last thought.

If the closed Hess station in Newton is any indication of what’s to come then we are in for some eye candy. The sign coming into town reads,“Welcome to Stanhope, Gateway to Sussex County”. Then pan over to the boarded up decaying station. Nice! I’m already in love with the old sign that is just a frame now that they have removed the actual Hess sign from it.
Dew stanhope

Houston, TX

#19 Mar 23, 2011
I agree that Family Ford has done nothing for the community. Hess was up and out of there in a matter of hours. I think the guy who was working there didnt have a clue that it was happening. But if nothing is going there I say the town goes after Hess to take down the building because, I can picture it turning into a place for graffiti.

Since: Oct 10

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#20 Mar 23, 2011
pat sommo wrote:
By the way Poor Richard maybe it is a good idea 4 family ford 2 move. Not one single mechanic who works there can afford to live in Jersey. They pay less than a decent wage. That is why most of the technicians and support staff live in Pennsy. Family Ford would be hard pressed to find any one in this community (school, fire department, first aide, police department) 2 support them. They have never given any thing back 2 this community. Family Ford is a joke.
Get your facts right about Family Ford giving back, they made a few donations for the Netcong school PTA a few weeks ago!

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