There is one 0.55 mile stretch of Monroe Turnpike where one would have to be penniless to run out of gas. Traffic passes by five gas stations: Shell, Cross Hill Service, Gulf, Sunoco and Mobil. Keep going and there's a giant Exxon station across the border in Trumbull.
Now Monroe Gas LLC plans to build a new five-bay gas station at 528 Monroe Turnpike, right next to the Shell station.
Many opinions have been shared under a Patch story on Tuesday's Architectural Review Board meeting.
Some may welcome the convenience of a five-bay station or hope to benefit from lower (not as high?) gas prices from increased competition. But others have argued that the last thing Route 111 needs is another gas station.
Yet others believe property owners should be able to build whatever they want to, so long as their plans meet wetlands and zoning regulations — regardless of public opinion.
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