WALLINGFORD — Two gas stations have closed for renovations and are slated to reopen with Dunkin’ Donuts kiosks.
The Citgo Food Bag locations at 326 S. Colony Road (Route 5) and 259 Quinnipiac St. were shut down Dec. 10 by the town Building Department after construction began without the proper permits, town building inspector Justin Rossetti said Monday.
Rossetti said the contractor applied for and received permits last week to remodel the interior of both buildings, and that a town inspector looked at the electrical on Monday.
“We’re now able to conduct inspections as the project proceeds,” Rossetti said.
In addition to adding the Dunkin’ Donuts kiosks, he said, the general cosmetics of the buildings are being updated, with new tile work, sheet rock and electrical wiring in the counters.
A Texas-based company, CH Realty VIII/CG CT Atlantis, purchased both properties in November 2017. The Quinnipiac Street property was purchased for $1,768,500 and the Route 5 property was bought for $1.9 million.
CH Realty representatives were unavailable for comment.
Town Planner Kacie Hand said Monday that no applications have been filed with the Planning and Zoning Department, indicating the buildings’ footprints and retail use will remain the same.
The Route 5 location has eight gas pumps, which were recently replaced to include video advertising projection, and a 2,080-square-foot convenience store, built in 1984. The building and land are appraised at $482,500, according to town records.
The Quinnipiac Street location has four pumps and a 2,360-square-foot convenience store, built in 1967. The building and land are appraised at $437,200.
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