Been in this house for more than a quarter-century, and when we moved in, there was a Chevron station around the corner, with one of those mini-marts connected to it. It's where I usually fill my car, because it's right there.
Was right there.
A few days ago, they put a fence up around it. The following day, the building was empty. The day after that, they brought in a monster back-hoe.
Now, there's an empty lot where it was, right down to the dirt.
Probably they'll replace it with another gas station. Might have an electric plug-in charging station. With gas nudging four bucks a gallon locally, that might be a good idea.
All things must pass, I know, but it's odd to look up and see a place you got used to just ... go away.