New Paltz Gulf Station wants to add more retail space

158-160 Main Street in New Paltz. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

The gas station at the corner of Oakwood and Main in New Paltz could get a face lift, which will result in considerably more retail space in the front, if owner Michael Khorassani gets his way. Under the proposal, the auto mechanic space would be moved around back by the existing machine shop, with an office above the work spaces, and the retail fill out the entire face of the building. The largely curb-free corner would have some order imposed by curb cuts and new sidewalks.

Neighbors on Oakwood appeared particularly interested in how much noise and odor might result from the auto mechanic being moved closer to their homes. Village planner David Gilmour is of the opinion that the retail space might have to be classified as grocery, but New Paltz Village Planning Board members are not entirely on board with that idea as yet. The new design being offered is intended to look like a vintage Gulf station.

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There are 2 comments

  1. Upstater

    Dear New Paltz – Don’t get your panties twisted on this one, too! We all know that the owners just invested thousands of $ to clean up the old storage tanks, rebuilt the fuel pad, pumps, and rehabilitated the existing interior retail space.

    This is a NEW PALTZ BUSINESS OWNER WHO EMPLOYS LOCALS, INVESTED IN LOCAL WORKERS TO REHAB, AND HAS A VESTED INTEREST IN STAYING HERE AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY.

    Let’s not be New Paltz and fight ANOTHER positive plan and be hijacked by the NIMBY’s!!!!

    Come on kids…you can do this. 🙂

  2. NPZ Local

    Very kind nice owner who helped me when my car broke down. They are welcome in New paltz and too expand. They run a nice clean safe business and deserve credit for their efforts to provide service in new Paltz.

    Hope their expansion gets approved.

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