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Portola Valley's one gas station imperiled

Original post made on Mar 6, 2009

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.

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Posted by Danna
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Mar 6, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Even in difficult financial times such as they are, it is still imperative for residents of small towns to protect their retail./ Without services we can really not be a healthy community. I hope that our residents chosse to protect and support our retail.We need to get the post office back!


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Posted by Donald
a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2009 at 7:46 pm

I am a strong supporter of local retail, but I don't think that gas stations are the best retailers to support. Their environmental cost is quite high, and they don't bring as much value to the community as other stores.


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Posted by Ben Zina
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Mar 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I think there's a distinction between a mere gas station and a service station. Every community needs a reliable service station nearby.