New convenience store in the ‘hood

Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Sara

By reporter Steven Smalley

Work has already started on a remodel of the Shell gas station on 34th & Government Way which will soon transform into Magnolia’s latest C-store, according to sources. Reach-in coolers covered in plastic now occupy what were previously automobile service bays. Tires and brakes will soon get swapped for beer and wine. A notice for a liquor license application sits in the front window.

Look for a complete re-do of the place including updated restrooms and an expanded front end which will encompass one large open interior. Gasoline and propane will still be sold. The pumps will be replaced with new flashier units, according to knowledgeable sources.

When asked for her response to the news, one customer said, “I think it’s really great.”

The same ownership will run things now that the City of Seattle has issued permits, which took a long time to receive, according to sources. Hours of operation are 6 a.m.-12 midnight. Word is the store will officially open in the summer.

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