Renovations are currently ongoing for another Ponce de Leon Avenue gas and convenience store.
While the transformation of the Exxon to a full-service Shell Mart at the corner or Ponce and Monroe Drive continues at 486 Ponce, several blocks west, the shuttered BP at Ponce and Piedmont Avenue is also receiving a facelift.
The northwest corner of the intersection at 160 Ponce had for many decades been home to a gas and convenience store, but the BP there was closed and fenced off in 2010.
But workers have been observed on the property in recent weeks as the 4,800 square-foot building will be receiving renovations to the interior and façade of the building.
Exterior renovations will include brick veneer and paint to match the brick color. Two existing entry doors will be reworked with stone veneer, crown molding and awnings. Two existing exterior restroom doors will be in‐filled and restroom access will be accommodated from the interior.
Construction costs are expected to approach $210,000. Like the Shell station down the street, a 2013 opening is expected. Requests for further information have not yet been received, but Patch will post here as soon as they become available.
Both stations are within the same two-block area where a 280 apartment mixed-use project is currently under construction, and where work will very soon begin on the Georgia Proton Treatment Center that will employ more than 100 and treat around 1,900 patients annually.