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Citgo Station at 127th and State Street Now Closed

The Citgo station shut down effective Dec. 7.

The Citgo gas station at 127th and State streets closed at the end of business Saturday, Dec. 7. 

A customer stopping in for his routine fill-up Monday morning found crews removing the gas lines. The station owner told the customer the station closed over the weekend, and that the lot has been sold. 

Patch will update as more information becomes available.
Marilou Purpura December 09, 2013 at 11:36 AM
WHO bought it? BIG NEWS here in Lemont, what is going in next?
Lauren Traut (Editor) December 09, 2013 at 11:37 AM
We'll let you know as soon as we find out.
Catherine Stukel December 09, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Seriously --- there are no gas stations in-town. How sad --
Who dat December 09, 2013 at 07:54 PM
It's going to be developed into a flea market with drive thru smoke shop to match the goodwill, dottys and dollar tree. The former Wendy's with steel window coverings is next and will be turned into church's chicken.
Patriot December 10, 2013 at 07:45 AM
Business comes into Lemont, business leaves. Sad. I heard Panera Bread is trying to come into Lemont and the village is giving them a hard time. True?
Edward Andrysiak December 10, 2013 at 11:40 AM
That station was built in the mid 1950's by Joe Stemm and operated by him and his wife for years. 127th was a gravel road and there were a lot of stations in the downtown area. It is a bit sad to see these places close. You have to wonder just why the operators cannot make a living there. The refinery is but two miles down the road so freight for the fuel should be minimal. The building is dated so it's cost should be low. One can only speculate the Cook county taxes, sales and property, are too high and eat into the profits so much so that they can't make any money. Gas here is often 35 to 40 cents more than in neighboring counties. Taxes! I would be surprised if another station goes in that spot.

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