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Phillips 66 gas station closed

I see the central gas station in Lemont finally closed . Wondering if the price of gas was at least equal to the 2 stations on Derby - it may still be open.  Wondering how long another vacant eye sore will last . Going to the Promenade in Bolingbrook . You'd think Lemont would learn something from that !!!
B.S. Buster December 20, 2013 at 09:32 AM
Are you familiar with the tax situation? It's amazing any stations have stayed open in Lemont when you can get gas .30 to .40 cheaper 3 minutes down the road.... No cook county taxes. Other stores same way. Lemonters go to dupAge and will county for significant savings in almost every category
James Smith December 20, 2013 at 03:40 PM
I agree regarding the taxes . But if there were better options in Lemont , it would be about the same minus gas price to go to ie Promenade . Lemont dropped the ball on 355 when the past mayor etc decided it was better to put up 2 subdivisions versus a mall etc .
Joe Markowski December 22, 2013 at 04:24 PM
I do believe one of the main reasons for their higher prices was their inability to order large volumes of gas, like Speedway can.
BWood December 22, 2013 at 04:36 PM
You can't blame Cook county taxes entirely for those higher prices, since you could buy gas in any other Cook County suburb for less than the Lemont Citgo. I suspect Joe M. is correct
Peter Marzano December 22, 2013 at 10:12 PM
My reason for finally stopping going there was slow pumps, no receipts and bad attitudes if you ever said the pumps were slow.
B.S. Buster December 24, 2013 at 06:56 AM
Most towns don't have 3 counties to chose from for their purchase decision. We have it and consistently cook county overpriced. As for 355, all you have to do is see what is at each exit. Lemont has a school, a dog park and 2 subdivision. You can't even use our exit for truck traffic into the tank farms, they have to go through town! Weight limit west of 355 is 5 tons. Certainly not well planned or executed. Lockport has shopping off of one and intermodal facility off the other....
John Piazza December 31, 2013 at 01:17 PM
The reality is that Lemont had to fight even to get an interchange at 355. The school and subdivisions were built prior to the completion of the highway. Additionally, 50 acres of open space was purchased directly off the interchange. There has been little to no interest from commercial developers because of several reasons. First, Cook County is the only county in the state that applies a higher tax rate on commercial property versus residential. Second, 127th street dead ends into New Avenue going west and is about a 2 mile stretch to Archer going east. It's not LaGrange Road in Orland or even 159th street in Lockport. The vast majority of commercial development applies a 3, 5. and 10 mile radius with respect to households when choosing a site. For better or worse, Lemont will never be a huge draw for commercial and retail developers that need roof tops to entice them to invest.

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