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New GetGo Opens in Lakewood

It’s not yet clear what’s going to become of the vacant gas station across the street at Detroit and Manor Park avenues.

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.

Chris February 14, 2013 at 01:05 PM
It is weird seeing such a huge gas station at that corner, but I think they did a good job with the water retention system and landscaping.
Barbara Greene February 14, 2013 at 04:17 PM
The city needs to stop letting big business come in, build new locations and leave big empty lots of their decaying old locations. And we don't need another drugstore, gas station or bank again. Ever.
Scott Ashley February 14, 2013 at 04:52 PM
I completely agree with Barbara, the city must hold businesses/landowners that abandon locations accountable for the conditions left behind. The old Spitzer dealership is a perfect example. The boarded up windows and decaying facade are a terrible image of Lakewood. At Detroit and Manor Park, other than another gas station, who will want the responsibility and cost to convert the real estate ?
Steve February 14, 2013 at 09:06 PM
I just do not get this, "The site features bio-retention landscaping, helping to alleviate the city’s storm water management issues, a move lauded by city officials." Why do they applaud, when they should DEMAND this??? We are facing millions of dollars to appease the EPA for our lack of... But yet they ban certain breeds of dogs and their owners. They have no idea of real SAVINGS to Lakewood residents, now do they?

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