Does Marblehead Need a Gas Station?

If it were up to you, where would you put a gas station in Marblehead?

If you live in Marblehead, you've probably pulled into your driveway with an empty gas tank and worried about making it back into Salem or Swampscott to fill up.

So, we have to ask - if you could arrange to have a new gas station open anywhere in town without worrying about the price, zoning or existing businesses and buildings - where would you put it?

Let us know by adding the address to the comments section below and we will post a pin to our interactive widget map above.

These pins represent just a few of the places where we think a gas station would work.

Don't think Marblehead needs a new gas station? Let us know why.

Heather K. Mitchell May 23, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I agree!!!
Abe Froman May 25, 2012 at 01:35 PM
@ Heather K. Mitchell Are your gas needs so great and your time so constrained that it is seriously a huge effort to drive 3 miles to get gas? If you leave Marblehead you have to drive through Salem or Swampscott to get anywhere. A gas station in town seems unnecessary, expensive and would cause traffic congestion. Plus as Missy pointed out, it will invariable be more expensive than going to one of the next towns over. Seems inconvenient in the long run for the convenience of not having to drive for 5 minutes once a week or so to fill up.
Brisa Del Mar May 26, 2012 at 04:26 PM
this is the new way to get rich in america. 1. donate thousands of dollars to obama’s campaign 2. start a phony “green” company 3. get millions of dollars taken from the paycheck of american workers(supposedly to provide them with services)from obama 4. six months later go bankrupt 5. nobody in either party or american tass will care who has that money isn’t socialism great!
Peter Phillips July 12, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Yes, we should have at least one gas station in town. Not only for the residents, but the many visitors to town. I have had contact with visitors who can't believe a town like Marblehead has no gas stations. They arrive here, low on gas, thinking they can fill up as soon as they arrive, only to find out they have to leave town to get fuel. Other scenarios include needing air for a tire on the weekends, or a new tire, or a radiator boiling over, or other minor repairs. During the week, there are places for repairs, but a majority of visitors come on weekends. Local repair shops are closed. It is not just about residents, or convenience, but more about some essential automotive services locally on a weekend, particularly. Such a station would be best about where Phil's used to be.
Rodzilla August 17, 2012 at 03:48 PM
They should definitely put a new gas station in downtown. That way Marblehead residents will have attendants to look down on and ridicule.


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