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Long Island Town Launches Gas Station Beautification Project

October 11, 2018 - 2:46 pm

LINDENHURST, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- A Long Island town is on a mission to makeover their gas stations.

The Town of Babylon's "Operation Gas Station," launched Thursday, aims to beautify the businesses and make the stations look more like the Bolla Market in Lindenhurst, which has a clean building, no potholes and luscious landscaping.

"There's 87 gas stations in the Town of Babylon, there's probably a good 15 to start off that need some immediate attention. A lot of them are that they have garbage stored on the side of the buildings, the weeds are overgrown, there's no landscaping, the potholes in the parking lot you have to navigate through just to get up to a gas pump," said Chris Daniello of the Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association. "People like to shop where it looks nice and this will make the town look better."

The town supervisor says he is willing to work with gas station owners and give them the time they need to spruce up their businesses.

The most improved and worst performing gas stations will be announced next month. 

Daniello said the goal is to expand the gas station beautification project to other towns.

No taxpayer dollars are being used in the initiative.