The new GetGo gas station has opened its doors — and its 16 fuel pumps — at the corner of Detroit Avenue and Bunts Road.
The 5,500-square-foot gas station was buzzing with new customers this week.
The GetGo station — unlike the Pennsylvania-based company’s typical gas station — will offer a few grocery items, prepared foods, a patio and a Wi-Fi café.
The business will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
The site features bio-retention landscaping, helping to alleviate the city’s storm water management issues, a move lauded by city officials.
The project didn’t come without criticism from neighbors.
Giant Eagle sold its property across the street at 14013 Detroit Avenue to Urban Active in 2007. However, plans at the site to build a workout facility never came to fruition.
The building had been vacant since 2007, when Giant Eagle finished its move across the street to 14100 Detroit Avenue.
It’s not yet clear what’s going to become of the vacant gas station across the street at Detroit and Manor Park avenues, although it's expected to go on the market.