Portola Valley's one gas station imperiled Portola Valley, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Mar 10, 2009 at 9:36 pm
The recession has come to Portola Valley, a town noted for its comfortable lifestyle for people who are comfortably employed. It may lose its only gas station. Photo: Ron Ramies, owner of the independent Portola Valley Fuel. Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.
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Posted by Martin, a resident of the Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley neighborhood, on Dec 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm
If people in Portola Valley want the convenience of a gas station then they need to buy gas from Ron. Too many of us, myself included, use Ron only for an emergency fill. That's short-sighted of us if we want to keep the station going, which we should do. We can't keep on losing the friendly small business that keep our town going. We need to support our local merchants.
So, stop by and fill up. We can well afford an extra buck or two to keep this service in our town.
Ladera lost its hardware store because of lack of patronage. Now, Laderans have to drive to Home Depot, or out to P. V. for even minor items.