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#1 Jul 17, 2013
What happened to it? I noticed they are closed and pumps are taped off.
#2 Jul 28, 2013
Best thing to happen to them, They always had the highest gas in town !So glad its closed now !
#3 Aug 5, 2013
Probably got busy sleeping with the underage employee's again.
O Fallon, MO
#4 Jan 21, 2014
Illinois State Fire Marshall closed the gas operations for this business when the property owner refused to comply by upgrading the existing equipment to 2013 standards.
This property & business was sold by Smith Service Station Inc. to the current owner, Ghattas M Ghattas, on 11/3/2010 (public record). This property was then leased to a local IL Corp. that ran the business as a BP branded gas station, convenience store & car wash until 6/30/2013.
The IL State Fire Marshall mandated that the pumps, hoses & emergency shut off valves be updated to 2013 standards by 7/1/2013:
*Emergency Shutoff Switch - Documentation required to verify that all emergency shutoff switches are interconnected and function properly
*Dispensers - hoses cracked, split or worn and require replacement
When Ghattas (landlord) refused to comply with these orders by investing $100,000 in this property that he originally purchased for $750,000, the tenant terminated the lease as they were no longer able to sell gas.
youwanttruth from Mt Vernon, BP branded gas will always cost more initially than the junk available at the quicky marts you frequent, but in the end you pay more for the cheap gas that burns up quicker.
idk from Herrin, the truth is not as salacious as your simple minded idea
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