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    Shell Gas Station in West Hollywood has Left the Building

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    The Shell Gas Station located 8020 Santa Monica Blvd has left the building without so much as a note explaining why the gas station has been closed for several weeks. It seems they have closed for good after being open at that location in West Hollywood for decades.

    There is caution tape wrapped around the gas pumps and the snack shop located on the property is empty. Cars were seen pulling up to the pumps and the driving away after noticing the yellow tape. No notice has been left behind, so we don’t know yet if a new gas station is moving into that location.

    Shell Gas Station Closed in West Hollywood – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES
    Shell Gas Station Closed in West Hollywood – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    Back in September the Department of Public Health conducted a routine inspection at the gas station which resulted in corrective action and a follow-up inspection. The Retail Food Official Inspection Report dated Tuesday, September 5, 2023, gave the gas station an 82 score and a B grading which resulted in a suspended license and an order to close the facility for vermin infestation (roaches).

    Shell Gas Station Closed in West Hollywood – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    Critical violations include:

    Violation #6: Adequate handwashing facilities supplied & accessible – 113953, 114067(f)

    Violation Text: Unobstructed, accessible, and clean handwashing sinks in good repair shall be provided with soap and towels or drying devices in dispensers; and separated from a warewashing sink by a 6 inch high metal splash guard or 24 inch separation.

    Corrective Action: Provide approved hand washing cleanser and single-use towels in dispensers or drying device at or adjacent to each hand washing facility.

    Observed the following:
    Facility missing single-use towels in dispensers.

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    Violation: # 23. No rodents, insects, birds, or animals – 114259.1,114259.4, 114259

    Violation Text: A food facility shall be constructed, equipped, maintained, and operated as to prevent the entrance and harborage of animals, birds,
    and vermin, rodents and insects. Animals other than service animals are not allowed inside a food facility.

    Corrective Action: Eliminate cockroaches and all evidence of cockroaches from the facility (e.g. egg capsules, dead cockroaches, fecal markings)
    from the facility by safe, legal and effective means at once.

    Observed the following:
    1. Approximately 3 live adult German Roaches on bathroom floor.
    2. Approximately 2 live nymph German Roaches in trash can adjacent to cashier.
    3. Approximately 2 live nymph German Roaches on boxes underneath counter.

    Other violations included the improper storage of poisonous substances like cleaning detergents, bleaches, and cleaning compounds that were not stored separately from food, utensils, packing materials and food-contact surfaces. Hot Shot Roach Killing Powder and Aerosol-Hot Shot Ant, Roach, and Spider Killer were found to not be properly stored.

    Shell also received low marks for surface areas not being maintained clean. Single reach in a bottom shelf had an accumulation of debris and the sliding 2-door refrigeration unit metal track was encrusted with debris.

    It is not yet clear if the shut down from the Department of Public Health is the reason why the Shell closed. This story will be updated when we learn more.
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    Curtis
    Curtis
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    5 months ago

    It looks like it has reopened??

    Kevin
    Kevin
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    6 months ago

    Rumor is the storage tanks needed to be replaced. Huge expense. Remediation will be costly for a developer.

    mike dunn
    mike dunn
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    6 months ago

    I stopped going there because every time I bought gas my SUV would start missing and stall out.

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    6 months ago

    Geez, how difficult is it to have an exterminator come out once a month and spray? What a pig. No loss.

    TheRealZam
    TheRealZam
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    7 months ago

    Expect to see more gas station closures in the coming decades. Between increased ICE efficiency and electrification CA CONSUMER demand is already down >10% from pre-pandemic levels. I imagine it’s even higher here. With out weird city shape, comparatively high rents & labor costs, and current trends; I wouldn’t be surprised if WeHo had zero gas stations by the end of the decade. That’s a good thing. My only dread is when we realize the extent of the cleanup.

    Keeto
    Keeto
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    7 months ago

    Don’t worry. Jeff S. has a hi-rise planned for this location.

    Toms
    Toms
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    Reply to  Keeto
    6 months ago

    Exactly SOLD

    Tom
    Tom
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    7 months ago

    Would anyone buy anything but gas from that place?

    Too bad, it was pretty cheap gas.

    Weho artist
    Weho artist
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    7 months ago

    I thought they were closed just for Halloween craziness but then the caution tape never came down 🙁

    Bummer because they had decent gas prices for the weho area

    Kiss it
    Kiss it
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    7 months ago

    Good evening hello everybody on the Internet I don’t give a flying crap about the gas station.
    1.just the bars
    2. just the strippers
    Happy Thanksgiving

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