Two gas station/food mart combos are opening one week apart, one block apart, in Bath Beach.
The first, a 7-Eleven/Shell Gas Station, at 20th Avenue and Cropsey Avenue is scheduled to open in one week.
The second, an A-Plus/Sunoco, standing at 19th Avenue and Cropsey Avenue, is opening its doors the first week of October.
Both stores will be open 24/7.
Altaf M., the manager of the A-Plus, said that he’s excited to be back in business in Bath Beach. After 13 years managing the former shop at the same address, he said that he missed the “nice customers” of the neighborhood.
He said that the A-Plus will offer fresh coffee, hot dogs and nachos, and icy drinks, adding that the store will have promotions for Bensonhurst locals during it’s grand opening.
The 7-Eleven project manager was unavailable for comment, but his team told us that they were excited to bring the franchise to the Bath Beach community.
When did a little friendly competition ever hurt anybody? Welcome to the neighborhood, fellas.