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Sep 29, 2010 1:45 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Demolition crews still at work at Quogue gas station

Sep 29, 2010 1:45 PM

Demolition crews have torn down the former Shell gas station in Quogue and are now clearing the property to make room for a new Hess station that is expected to open on the site within the next three to four months, according to Quogue Village Mayor Peter Sartorius.

The new gas station should be completed at either the end of this year or the beginning of next year, though it was not clear when the clearing of the land would be completed.

Edward Wolfersdorf, Quogue Village’s building inspector, said this week that he does not know when the new Hess station will open, explaining that the company must still install new underground gas tanks on the property, located on the corner of Montauk Highway and Jessup Avenue.

“The project is progressing as planned and we estimate completing construction in early 2011,” said Lorrie Hecker, a spokeswoman for Hess, in an e-mail sent on Tuesday evening.

In July, the Hess Corporation announced that it would start work on the new station in about six weeks, according to Mr. Sartorius. At the time, the mayor said Hess officials originally had no plans to include the project in their 2010 capital budget, but changed their mind after he sent a written appeal, along with photographs of the vacant building, to John B. Hess, the company’s chairman and CEO.

Several village residents, including some who had been playing golf at the nearby Quogue Field Club, swung by the site in their golf carts late last week as demolition crews were razing the structure, according to witnesses. Many in the village have complained that the shuttered gas station, which closed its doors late last year, has been an eyesore.

The new Hess station—which will be the only gas station in Quogue once it opens—will feature six pumps and 12 fueling stations under a canopy, as well as a 2,480-square-foot convenience store, according to site plans.

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That's progress !
Quogue surely needs a gas stattion !!
By swiftly (5), Hancock, Me. on Sep 23, 10 5:23 PM
oh great...i know the location...we don't need the progress.
Quogue is beautiful.
Pave paradise put up a parking lot...
for those who feel they should not have to make an effort in life
By kseal (37), southampton on Sep 23, 10 5:38 PM
A 24 Hour Hess gas/convenience store seems like overkill for Montauk Hwy in Quogue.
Get ready for midnight stick ups and all night glare for nearby homes.
Surprised the village didn't try to stop it
By smacw (240), New York on Sep 23, 10 6:52 PM
Well at least the Quogue cops won't have to go to the 7-11 in East Quogue to get their donuts , lol.
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Sep 23, 10 6:55 PM
OK, let's deal in reality for a bit.

The old station was "behind the times" in being compliant with containment procedures.

Would you rather be Flanders, with MTBE issues, for lack of "upgrading the system"?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Sep 24, 10 1:39 AM
Midnight stick ups? All night glare? My goodness why don't we outlaw cars in Quogue. Electricity cables sometimes making a faint buzzing sound so we should eliminate them as well.
It's not a Casino folks, it's a gas station where you can fill up and get coffee and a Twinkie. It will be ok... really.
By double standard (1506), quogue on Sep 24, 10 9:38 AM
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I'm waiting for the "Twinkies shouldn't be allowed in Quogue because they will attract people who are not fit" reply.
By double standard (1506), quogue on Sep 24, 10 9:40 AM
yea...that high crime rate in quogue! its place for the good for nothing quogue village pd to stop and feed
By ridiculous (214), hampton bays on Sep 24, 10 12:48 PM
All night glare? has this person ever been to Quogue? do you notice the car dealership directly across the street that takes up both sides of MTK Highway and leaves its lights on all night?

I think the nearby home owners will be much happier running to the Hess express for their milk and simple provisions rather than being overpriced at the market... good for Quogue!
By frmreastendr (7), Rochester on Sep 24, 10 9:43 AM
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Hess has promised to maintain Quogue prices and not put anyone out of business.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Sep 24, 10 12:28 PM
Wow, everyone on this comment board needs to calm the nerves. Why has everyone become so angry. One, the land was given a use as a gas station long before any of you were born. Two, have you seen the Hess station in Bridgehampton - Well maintained and not unattractive. What's there now is a blight. Three, there will not be a 24 hour market. It will close nightly. Four, they are limited to what they can sell Five, The Quogue Market was recently sold and has gone through some good changes as ...more
By davidcHB (11), southampton on Sep 24, 10 1:01 PM
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11) How about free speech???
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Sep 25, 10 7:35 PM
This is great news! Free air for my bicycle tires LOCALLY!!
By loading... (601), WHB on Sep 27, 10 7:52 PM
I havn't seen free air at a gas station in 10 years.
By zaz (197), East Hampton on Sep 28, 10 4:56 PM
I think Hess stations are the only ones that still provide free air. A smart, consumer-friendly move on their part, IMO.
By loading... (601), quiogue on Sep 29, 10 10:45 AM
A place for the Quogue PD to wait and hunt for more driving infractions.
By pjg (1), Eastport on Sep 28, 10 2:20 PM
filled my bike tires at that (former) station several years ago, very convenient
By quioguebirdfreak (25), quiogue on Sep 30, 10 11:03 AM
That eyesore has only been shuttered for a year--When is something going to be done to that old dance club by Tony's Asian Fusion-- That eyesore has been the blight of East Quogue for 20 years...I see 10 Code enforcement trucks a day can't they do something to force the owners to clean that spot up?
By Hamptons777 (10), East Quogue on Oct 3, 10 10:15 AM