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Say Goodbye to Cheap Gas: Gasco is Moving

Gasco, a fixture on South Main Street for 17 years, is moving its car repair center to downtown Milford. Its gasoline sales, consistently the least expensive in Milford, will end Aug. 31.

Thrifty gasoline customers are losing a friend. The supplier of the cheapest gas in Milford is getting out of the gasoline business.

The signs on the pumps tell part of the story: as of Aug. 31, Gasco's pumps will shut down on South Main Street.

The business is moving to a new location at 13 Spruce St. in downtown Milford, the former Napa Auto Parts location. The new site is next to the Milford fire station on Spruce Street.

The new location will provide a suitable home for the car repair business, but there are no gasoline pumps.

That part of the will end on Aug. 31.

Access to and from the Gasco pumps could be troublesome during rush hours, but the business drew loyal customers seeking the cheapest gas in town. Regular unleaded gasoline typically sold at prices 3 cents less than alternatives in Milford. As of Tuesday morning, the price was $3.67 a gallon.

On Tuesday, the Milford Planning Board is expected to approve the business move in its meeting. The Zoning Board of Appeals has already approved the plan. Gasco leases its current site, and the lease is up.

Once Gasco clears out, the triangular property at South Main Street and Cape Road is expected to be redeveloped, potentially as a site for new medical offices, said Larry Dunkin, the Milford town planner.

Julie August 14, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Nooooo!!!!! The next cheapest gas for me is BJ's
James August 14, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I never fill up in Milford. It seems prices in the places I regularly drive average 10-20 cents less per gallon. I would prefer to support local business, but as much as I drive, that big of a difference really impacts my bottom line.
Mommy KnowItAll August 14, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Cheapest gas around always even cheaper than there is Imperial Gas in Mendon right off Rt. 16. Just an FYI for those who do not want to travel more than 5-10 minutes from Milford.
Mommy KnowItAll August 14, 2012 at 02:18 PM
FYI....I have a 20-gallon tank and never pay more than $60-$75 to fill it (top it off) from around the red zone to empty.
SpeedwayResident August 14, 2012 at 03:02 PM
I never understood the logic of waiting in line for 20 minutes to save 60 cents. Don't you burn more than that waiting??
Mark Cain August 14, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Lets say goodbye to Nobama and get prices back down!
Ray Fellows August 14, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I like Imperial gas and the Hess station in Bellingham. Gasco is great but tough to get into the pumps if its busy.
Harry Smith August 14, 2012 at 04:48 PM
The price of gas is higher in Milford because we don't have self serve. When the Town had a discussion about this it was a clown show. OMG that some old lady would have to ask for help to fill her tank. The whole thing was a joke and needs to be revisited by the owners again.
Jim Kennedy August 14, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Honest Abe is A GOOD MAN. You can trust ABE ...even with your wife...YIKES
Mike August 14, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Isn't Imperial Gas cash only?
Ray Fellows August 14, 2012 at 07:34 PM
There a LOT more reasons than high gas prices to get rid of the most incompetent President I have ever seen in my life.
Ed Bertorelli August 14, 2012 at 07:48 PM
not quite the case Harry gas in cheaper in Upton and they have full serve
Myd Nevins August 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I have to agree. From what I remember, it was the Fire Chief that was mainly against self-serve. Might make a good article for the Patch to follow up on.
david August 19, 2012 at 07:58 AM
i heard the gas station is going to move were gibbs was
barry mccarthy August 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM
the only places that much cheaper would be down south..FACT

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