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Corner to get new Speedway

Andy Ouriel • May 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Sandusky officials have fast-tracked a company’s plans to construct a new gas station.

A new Speedway is slated for 2227 Campbell St., on the northwest corner of West Perkins Avenue by Rite Aid and Advance Auto Parts.

Documents from Sandusky’s planning commission show 12 pumps and 33 parking spots around a gas station and convenience store. Plans also show Speedway executives bulldozing several vacant homes and acquiring the land to build the 3,900-square-foot facility.

“Staff has no objection to the approval of the site plan,” stated a report compiled by the city’s assistant planner, Anna Enderle.

But other details, such as project cost and an opening date for the gas station, remain unknown.

“Unfortunately, there is nothing we can comment on this time,” Speedway spokeswoman Sid Barth said. “All I can tell you is Speedway is always looking for new ways to provide quality services to its customers and that means new, convenient locations.”

This Speedway marks the second such gas station in the 44870 ZIP code. The other one is on Milan Road by Ohio 2, across from the Sandusky Fireworks Superstore.

West Perkins Avenue, then, has become something of a hotbed for gas stations. In 1-mile radius, there are already four major gas stations serving commuters:

*Hy-Miler, 310 W. Perkins Ave.

*Kroger, 508 W. Perkins Ave.

*Mickey Mart, 2228 Hayes Ave.

*Sunoco, 922 W. Perkins Ave.

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