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North Midtown Getting Its Shell Service Station Back

Retro-style service station and 24-hour convenience store expected to return to the 1521 Peachtree Street location near Ansley Park next month.

The north Midtown area has been void of a gas station since last year when the Peachtree Circle Shell, located at the edge of Ansley Park at the corner of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Circle, shuttered its doors.

Dewberry Capital, which purchased the half-acre parcel at 1521 Peachtree St. in the fall of 2008, had the doors locked and the pumps removed in 2011. But now there are plans for a Shell convenience store and service station to return to the space.

A Decatur businessman has submitted plans with the City of Atlanta to open “Uptown Station” in the space in late November. The Neighborhood Planning Unit-E is expected to hear from the business owner at its next meeting on Nov. 6.

According to the plans submitted, the store is expected to be opened 24 hours and will serve beer and wine. The former Peachtree Circle Shell closed at 11 p.m.

The station will be given a retro look and there’s the possibility that the car wash facility in the back of the property could at some point be sub-leased to a coffee shop with outdoor seating.

Is this good news for Midtown? Share your thoughts, please.

John Sarine October 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Bring it on. Gas stations should all be 24 hrs, unless it's in the sticks, or in the 1950's
Chris Murphy October 24, 2012 at 11:12 AM
You wouldn't want to be the lone clerk at an all-night convenience store, especially one near highway exits. If they can't make it safe for employees, they shouldn't stay open.
Patch October 24, 2012 at 12:35 PM
at least leave the pumps on 24 hours... and yes this should be reopened since Dewberry has no near-term plans to do anythign else with the property.
Jody Nichols October 24, 2012 at 01:18 PM
That's Dewberry's MO. Buy it, shut everything down, let it rot.
Justin W. Steigerwalt October 24, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Regrettably it will fail. Because Dewberry will most likely only offer a short term lease, it will be of little incentive to make appealing additions/upgrades to the property. Like Mamanoes, they will just dust it off and turn the lights on and expect people to come... I won't...
Drewboo October 24, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Sounds great. We need more 24-hour businesses in Midtown... even a gas station will help light the area with activity.
Gregory Malone October 24, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I'm sure that the Ansley Park Civic Association will voice their objection to granting a liquor license to this business so close to their neiborhood.
A. RaeNee Jemison October 24, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Great idea
Ruben Brown December 21, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Yes, finally!!!

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