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Hess Station, 7351 Two Notch Road: March 2009   16 comments

Posted at 9:43 pm in stores

I just noticed the other day that this Hess filling station by the K-Mart on Two Notch Road was gone. It's by the Wendy's that's gone, which is by the Casual Male which is gone, making that strip something of a desolation row.

I parked at K-Mart and walked over to have a look.

I didn't check for a dial tone, but the phone is there and unvandalized. Look at the Bell System logo on the booth -- that's been there a while!

They seem to have covered all the pumps in plywood -- I assume the pumps are still under there anyway.

Of course not everything was secured.

The State seems to have figured out not to do a delivery.

This is rather interesting. At first blush it appears that they have built an observation deck for the creek that runs between the station and K-Mart. On later reflection, it's probably so the guy changing the letters and numbers on the sign would have a place to stand.

And, of course, as on any empty lot, there was a guy selling sofas out of a truck before I got there -- he packed up because it started to rain.

Written by ted on April 5th, 2009

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  1. Here's a bit of trivia for you. Mr. Hess was the owner of the NFL's NY Jets. That is why their uniforms are the same color as Hess signs, green and white!

    Tom

    11 Apr 09 at 8:33 pm

  2. I didnt know it was gone now.. shows how much attention I pay when going by there. Also, whatever happened to people calling "Two Notch" "DENTSVILLE"..isnt that what it still is? When K-Mart opened there, it was known as the Dentsville K-Mart..everything was in "Dentsville"..so what happened?

    Del

    11 Apr 09 at 11:30 pm

  3. The Hess station on Beltline is also gone.

    Nicole

    30 Sep 09 at 12:17 am

  4. Just noticed last week that the Hess Station on Devine St. (very close to Jackson Blvd.) is now a Shell station.

    Dennis

    30 Sep 09 at 5:15 am

  5. Thanx tom for the trivia, so what happens to old gas stations as far as the gasoline goes? do they suck all of it out or leave it in, and when they do a demolition, do they just leave that part alone or what? I want to know abt that

    Aliina Jackson

    4 Feb 11 at 9:58 pm

  6. Federal regulations require the removal of all fuel and the underground tanks must be removed by a licensed company.

    Mike

    4 Feb 11 at 10:22 pm

  7. this did not close march 2009

    Javier

    16 May 11 at 2:52 pm

  8. Could have been before that, but I posted on 5 April 2009, so it couldn' have been later than that..

    ted

    16 May 11 at 5:43 pm

  9. ok because when i moved to georgia in may 2005 hess was still open and when i came back to columbia in november 2006 it was closed. i still don't know

    Javier

    16 May 11 at 8:17 pm

  10. maybe it closed because of the wendys accident

    Javier

    16 May 11 at 8:18 pm

  11. I wouldn't call that an accident...

    tonkatoy

    17 May 11 at 6:52 am

  12. Two people murdered by an ex-employee - yep, that's an accident.

    Jason

    17 May 11 at 6:16 pm

  13. A kitchen fire is an accident, not a double murder.

    Jonathan

    18 May 11 at 8:40 am

  14. sorry tonkatoy Jason and Jonathan here i go again:maybe it closed because of the guy who murdered two employees

    Javier

    18 May 11 at 8:30 pm

  15. Ah... the good ole meeting spot.

    Pettis

    5 Aug 11 at 1:03 pm

  16. I remember sitting in the heat in the 1970's GAS LINES at this station.

    Miz T

    9 Aug 11 at 3:09 pm

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