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BP Plans to Reopen Former Washington Township Getty

The plans don't include any retail store at the site.

BP Plans to Reopen Former Washington Township Getty

The former Getty on Washington Avenue in Washington Township could reopen as a BP, if the township Planning Board approves an application for the plan.

Getty Properties Corp., which owns the site, agreed to lease 28 gas station properties in New Jersey and New York to BP of North America after Getty Petroluem Marketing went bankrupt. Fourteen other Getty stations have reportedly already switched to BP.

Ted Foundopoulos, the former operator of the Washington Township Getty, previously told Patch that he was not going to continue with BP because he to them. 

The Getty has been closed since February, and had no gas for weeks prior.

According to engineer William Vogt, BP wants to simply clean up the site, give the garage a fresh coat of beige paint and replace the Getty signs and pumps with their own. They do not plan to have any retail sales at the site as had been rumored, he said at a Planning Board meeting last week.

Operations will continue as they were at Getty with one gas station attendant and two mechanics, according to Vogt. They would like to be open from 5 a.m. to midnight, but would comply with the township's ordinance, he said.

The new pylon sign will be about a foot taller than the existing sign but will be about 20 percent smaller, Vogt said.

The Board is expected to continue hearing the application at their May 29 meeting.

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