For the Curbed scrapbook of deceased gas stations, we add this station on Pico, right near Dorchester. [UPDATE: In comments, a reader points out that it's been closed for some time.]Not sure what happened here, but this DMN article notes that despite high fuel prices, "independent station owners say it's become increasingly difficult to stay in business because of higher costs, intense competition and less favorable deals with distributors." Related: An interesting NPR story about how the real money for stations comes from selling cigarettes, cold drinks, and operating car washes.
· Another Empty Gas Station [Curbed LA]
· Saga of Franklin/Cahuenga Gas Station Continues [Curbed LA]
· Independent gas stations feeling pain at the pumps [DMN]
· Gas Stations Profit from More Than Just Gas [NPR]