FLINT TWP. — Demolition began Monday on the Speedway gas station at Linden and Corunna roads, making way for a total rebuild of the gas station and convenience store.
The project is expected to take about three months to complete, according to a site plan review approved in mid-December by the township Planning Commission.
Plans calls for demolition of the existing building and construction of a new structure, new pumps and tanks and removal of access from Linden Road,
Planning Commissioners unanimously approved the plan, saying it would be an asset to the community and lessen traffic congestion on that busy corner.
It is not known how long this station has been in business but this is a typical rebuild for Speedway, said Stefanie Griffith, communications manager for Marathon Petroleum Corporation in Findlay, OH.
The new 3,900 square-foot station will be open around the clock and will have eight consumer fueling positions, Griffin said in a press release. The store will feature an expanded selection of hot and cold beverages as well as prepared food products including pizza, breakfast sandwiches, hot lunch sandwiches, subs and cookies.
Griffin did not comment on the status of existing employees but said that anyone interested in working at the new store can apply online at www.speedway.com.
Speedway, headquartered in Enon, Ohio, is the nation’s second largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with approximately 2,750 stores located in 22 states.
Sept. 2 is the projected reopening date for the new Speedway convenience store at 1499 S. Linden Rd., Griffin said.