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    West Hollywood Chevron Auto Repair Shop is Closing in Two Months for Redevelopment

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    Mechanics at the West Hollywood Chevron Auto Repair Shop at 1107 N. La Cienega Boulevard say they have been given notice that the station will be closing in two months to make way for a new car wash and expanded convenience store. The repair shop has been at that location for well over four decades.

    The West Hollywood City Council approved the redevelopment of the service station at the northwest corner of La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive in the summer of 2020. The vote was 3-1-1, with Councilmember Lauren Meister dissenting due to environmental concerns and Mayor Pro Tempore John Heilman abstaining because he lives nearby.

    The project, approved by the Planning Commission in March, involves demolishing the existing 1,724-square-foot Chevron building and replacing it with a 2,584-square-foot commercial building housing a 24-hour convenience store selling beer and wine, and a 900-square-foot automated car wash.

    Chevron West Hollywood Repair Shop – WEHO TIMES

    The redevelopment plan also includes 13 new trees, landscape planters, and accessibility improvements, with existing gas pumps and canopy remaining operational. Traffic concerns were addressed by removing the easternmost driveway on Holloway Drive and restricting access to a landscaped area.

    West Hollywood resident Jerome Cleary, who was running for city council when the project came before the council, filed an appeal citing issues with traffic mitigation, additional alcohol sales, public noticing, environmental regulations, and parking sufficiency. Despite these concerns, the council found no new evidence supporting the appeal and therefore rejected it.

    Chevron West Hollywood Repair Shop – WEHO TIMES

    Public opinion on the project was mixed, with 16 emails to the council, 13 opposing the project. Some residents voiced concerns about increased traffic and safety, while others supported the new car wash. Property owner Ben Pouldar assured the council that the automated car wash would efficiently process 20 cars per hour.

    The Chevron Auto Service station is the last standing repair shop on West Hollywood’s westside. There currently three open in mid-city and three in WeHo’s eastside.

    Although the property owner does not currently have permits to demolish, the mechanics at the service station told WEHO TIMES that they have seen contractors come and go with blueprints and that they have been given notice to vacate by the end of August. They stated that the gas station will not be closing and continue to operate during some of the construction.

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    Paulo Murillo
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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Bill Dale
    Bill Dale
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    8 days ago

    EVs are quickly making gas cars a thing of the past due to their lack of maintenance, as well as ample power, quietness and reliability.

    I am among the millions of EV drivers that will NEVER go back to needing gasoline to get somewhere… electricity is ubiquitous and cheap.

    Last edited 8 days ago by Bill Dale
    tim
    tim
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    10 days ago

    They were EXCELLENT, EFFICIENT and well PRICED> UGH!!! What a shame!!!!!

    Pierce
    Pierce
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    10 days ago

    Again, that (Holloway / La Cienega) intersection cannot handle the added (traffic) back-up that this new car wash will impose.

    Kiss it
    Kiss it
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    11 days ago

    This was a great place where I got all my cars repaired year after year or there was a small repair a big repair or even a flat tire. These guys were great how come everything new has to sell liquor and alcohol we have enough bars down the street and CVS sells liquor and the liquor store down the street. ..

    Greg Konder
    Greg Konder
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    11 days ago

    This is total bullshit! I’m sure the hacks on the common council who approved the destruction of our LAST and only local garage, are enjoying their backroom payoffs. These politicians are a total disgrace! This garage has not only benefitted our community by providing essential services from flat tires/oil changes, to major repairs, but they do the work professionally, with dignity, and at a fair price! The lack of services apparently doesn’t matter much to these unqualified council members, nor does Chevron. And, not for nothing, but shame on Heilman for NOT stepping up for his next door neighbors, and… Read more »

    ThomasS
    ThomasS
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    11 days ago

    Seems Everything they approve is wrong unnecessary. Liquor sales, car wash? Over car repair! There are several car washes closed last few years for housing developments. WTF

    Jerome Cleary
    Jerome Cleary
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    11 days ago

    That repair shop closing forever will be missed by the residents who have used it to get quick repair work done over the many decades. The mechanics were affordable and honest a rare find these days.

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    11 days ago

    What a shame. The guys in that repair shop were great.

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