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Giant Proposes 10-Pump, 24/7 Gas Station at Five Points

Giant Food Stores will present a conditional use application at a hearing in March for a 'Giant to Go' gas station along northbound Route 309 and southbound Horsham Road.

Giant Food Stores wants to build 10 gas pumps and a 5,000-square-foot convenience store — all open 24/7 — near Five Points Plaza on the property of the former 309 & Horsham Road Plaza, according to Dan Sokil of The Reporter.

Montgomery Township Supervisors authorized Jan. 28 a continuance of a public hearing to March to consider a conditional use application from Giant to permit construction of the gas station on the site, according to the article.

The property is located on the northbound side of Route 309 and southbound Horsham Road, near the Five Points intersection; it formerly housed businesses such as Golf Etc., Superstarz Kidz Salon and Mattress Giant, according to the article. The property is between Route 309/Bethlehem Pike and Horsham Road, and between the old Montgomery Township Schoolhouse and a Hess gas station.

The strip mall would be demolished, if approved, according to the report.

More time was needed by applicant Giant Food Stores to develop a better traffic impact report, according to the article.

andthatsthetruth February 03, 2013 at 08:37 PM
I am all for a Giant Gas Station, but out of loyalty of years of reasonable Hess station prices, I am very sad that they can't work it out together. It will hurt Hess and that doesn't have to happen......
Steven Long February 03, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Work WHAT out together? They are two different companies! Muffler shops like to open a new facility near an existing muffler shop (customers are already in the area). This is no different. Though it would be nice to have a Giant Gas near the local Giant grocery stores, I would not go there, unless I have my Giant coupon. I am sure Hess prices would still beat Giant. On the other hand, WaWa's come in ... lower their prices to force out the competition ... then raise their prices once they are established. i do not like to buy gasoline from WaWa for this purpose.
Theodore J. Leichner February 04, 2013 at 12:02 PM
Yep, more feeding stations...keep building 'em...
Arlene February 04, 2013 at 02:47 PM
What will happen to the old Montgomery school? Surely It is an historical building although I realize it's in terrible condition. Has anyone approached the local historical society or the Joseph Ambler Inn. Owner, Richard Allman, might want to salvage items from the school.
Tony Di Domizio (Editor) February 04, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Arlene - The schoolhouse is not in jeopardy with this development.
steve February 04, 2013 at 05:48 PM
The school house is not in jeopardy So we will still have that eye sore....great

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