Scenes From Chevron Gas Station Demolition

The Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. is being demolished this week to make way for an O’Reilly Auto Parts store. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. closed down in December 2015. Boards have covered the windows and doors on the building and a chain link fence has enclosed the property since that time, until last week, when demolition began to make way for an O’Reilly Auto Parts store. 

O’Reilly Auto Parts is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both professional service providers and do-it-yourself customers. Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, the company operates some 4,888 stores in 47 states across the country, according to its website.

Gary Hanson of Western Refining, Inc. told the Los Alamos Daily Post in 2015 why the Chevron shut down.

“It was underperforming and not profitable so we closed it down,” Hanson said at the time, adding that the property was actually a Giant station selling products under the Chevron name.

Hanson said Western Refining’s lease on the property ended in February 2016 so they decided to shut down the operation two months early. Local records indicate that Western Refining has settled its utilities bill with Los Alamos County and that account is now closed.

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

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