What Should Go Here? Former GetGo Gas Station

The new 16-pump station opened earlier this month at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. That’s left a vacant gas station at Manor Park Avenue.

The new GetGo gas station at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue has left a void across the street.

The former gas station has been vacant for a couple weeks. 

Located at the corner of Manor Park and Detroit avenues, the future of the property isn’t certain.

The land and building at 14206 Detroit Avenue are valued at $277,000, according to the Cuyahoga County Auditor’s Office.

According to the property records, Ralph Miller bought the property from the Sun Oil Co. for $114,500 in 1995. He’s owned it since. 

We thought we’d ask what you’d like to see happen to the property. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

ian king February 26, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Howdy! Yes, I am a big support of Nature's Bin, as it fills a niche/boutique need for some food items. But, it is not a supermarket on any level. I was being a bit whimsical with suggesting another grocery store - of course the lot is way too small, but doesn't Lakewood, especially east of Warren, need a real full service supermarket that isn't as horrible as the Giant Ego on Detroit or ugh! Sapell's? I think the park or Starbuck's is a great suggestion. I just don't want to see yet another empty, industrial blighted building decaying in this location for the next several years. Nor should city planning officials either!
Dan Alaimo February 26, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Thinking about it: didn't they replace the Shell (and a good mechanic!) at Warren-Madison with Sherwin-Williams pretty quickly?
Bob Beck February 27, 2013 at 05:47 AM
Hey Lakewood Matt....you don't have a Giant Eagle credit card to charge groceries. Oops...it's a World Financial Bank CC...so you are correct...they don't own it. I think...I'll check with my friends at the Fed. The Huntington Bank branches in their stores are not owned by them...just a great business arrangement and a customer convenience.
John February 28, 2013 at 01:27 AM
I recognize that is what the website for the County says. Years ago (pre-2008) the values were significantly less than FMV. When property values were rapidly declining from and after 2008 there was a brief period (only a few months) when the county values equaled FMV. Since that time however, FMV has been significantly lower than the county appraised values. Don't take my word for it, rather ask any realtor that lists homes in Lakewood.
John February 28, 2013 at 01:30 AM
History will prove Jesse's prediction to be correct unless the City of Lakewood, or RTA acquires the property.


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