ECHO PARK — The sudden closure of the busy ARCO gas station and AM/PM convenience store on Glendale Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue has left many motorists in search of cheaper gas and Fritos. “Anyone know what happened to the Arco ampm on Glendale?” asked @BeKitchens on Twitter. “Did the 7-11 kill it?” Apparently not.
While the station will be demolished, building permits have been issued to build a new service station and an AM/PM convenience store, according to an online summary of city records.
What will the new station look like? Will it feature mosaic murals of mermaids and dolphins like the new United Oil station on Sunset Boulevard or be as glaring as the new Chevron on Echo Park Avenue. Stay tuned.