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Another Robert Dyer @ Bethesda Row Exclusive
The BP gas station at 7725 Old Georgetown Road at Fairmont Avenue was closed last evening. The cause and duration of the closure are both unknown. No one was present to ask questions of.
|Note that prices have been|
removed from the sign
This is a reminder that we are now down to - by my count - 5 gas stations in downtown Bethesda. At least one of those will close, at the corner of Battery Lane and Wisconsin Avenue, for construction of a future office building. 4 gas stations may sound like a lot. But keep in mind the events of the last 4 months. After the derecho storm in July, and in the pre-Sandy hurricane panic, gas ran out at many Bethesda stations.
And after Sandy hit New York and New Jersey, there were gas shortages on a large scale, leading to rationing. So the loss of service stations is not a matter to take lightly in future downtown planning decisions.
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