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.