New owner for closed Triangle gas station, and signs of reopening

Almost a year and a half after it closed during a conversion from 76 to Arco, the gas station/mini-mart on the east side of the Fauntleroy/Alaska intersection appears to be on the way to reopening, under new ownership. We checked its status after a tip from Paul of PB&J Textiles (WSB sponsor); he noticed the fence that had ringed it for a year was down and the site appeared “cleaned up.” It was fenced off last January and then listed for sale; county property records show the $1.3 million sale to PacWest Energy LLC closed a week and a half ago, and city online records show an application for a sign permit – under the Shell brand. What we’ve found online so far indicates that PacWest is a joint venture between Shell and Idaho-based Jacksons Food Stores. Does this mean anything for the also-Shell-branded station across the intersection? We’ll be checking on that, and on the timetable for this one.

10 Replies to "New owner for closed Triangle gas station, and signs of reopening"

  • Nick September 1, 2012 (2:42 pm)

    I find it hard to believe they would have 2 Shells right across from another. One will probably go.

  • Jordan September 1, 2012 (3:19 pm)

    Sure hope they keep diesel there. I really miss having a fueling option heading that way out of West Seattle. Tired of having to go over to Delridge if I’m heading north.

  • Scott September 1, 2012 (4:36 pm)

    Good news!

  • OP September 1, 2012 (7:14 pm)

    Agree with Nick. 2 Shells. Odd.

  • Laura September 1, 2012 (9:24 pm)

    Would be great if this included a drive thru car wash. Perfect spot for it.

  • Chrisd September 1, 2012 (10:18 pm)

    Would be great not to have two gas stations in the same intersection.

  • dawsonct September 2, 2012 (9:30 am)

    I’m with Chris. It ain’t like they actually compete against one another anymore, anyway.
    From wellhead to pump-handle, one small group of extremely wealthy people control the supply and the price, and hold sway over governments, the environment, and billions of people. They even have their own political party in the US, which has convinced their non-critical-thinking base that releasing hundreds of millions of years of stored up energy into our atmosphere within the span of a couple hundred years couldn’t possibly have any negative impact on our environment.

  • mike September 2, 2012 (9:33 am)

    MY guessis that the current Shell will either shut down it change to another oil company for distribution. Shell does not own those station locations, they are franchise operations that make money on selling other stuff you probably never buy. The owners of these locations don’t make much on sales of fuel.

  • wetone September 2, 2012 (12:01 pm)

    New owners of property beside current shell (Huling block) probably wants property for new project going in ? and that would give them the whole block. Probably bought new site for them and some $$$ to move them. Just my thoughts.

    • WSB September 2, 2012 (12:29 pm)

      Wetone – actually in our conversations with the people involved with that project so far, they have said it is not going to be part of the site – and the ownership shows as the same it’s been for a long time, though we did report here a year or so ago that it was briefly on the market. We’ll be asking when we next follow up on that impending project, though. – TR

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