Esso closes on Vavendish and Mackle (Photo Credit: CSL Engineering)

Esso closes on Cavendish and Mackle (Photo Credit: CSL Engineering)

The familiar sight of the Esso station at the corner of Cavendish and Mackle is no more. The station closed suddenly on Monday morning with fencing erected around the site. By Tuesday the Esso signs and gas pumps were already removed.

Esso Gas Station 2014-04-01

(Photo credit: CSL Engineering)

Word on the street is that a much larger convenience store will be built on the site as the current gas station grounds are excavated and shored up for a new station. The ESSO banner may not return. Rumours abound that Shell is interested in this location. Could Raffi be making a bid on this spot?

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