Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The station at the corner of Ryan and Howell reopened Sunday; meanwhile, for sale signs have been taken down at La Terraza.
Just in time for Christmas, the Marathon gas station reopened at the corner of Ryan and Howell. An employee at the gas station told me the business reopened Sunday under new management. It had been closed since November; the employee said the owner had some sort of issue with the previous management, but now new management is in place and they plan to be open for the forseeable future. I've been told the owner is Mohammad Nazer, and that he also owns or used to own the building across the street that was La Terraza (He also owns Smile's Liquor, 7872 S. Howell Ave.). Nazer has not returned any of my calls, but I noted today that not only has the gas station reopened, but the "for sale" signs have been taken down at La Terraza. La Terraza …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The station at the corner of Howell and Ryan has been dark for more than a week.
The lights are off at the Marathon gas station at the corner of Ryan Road and Howell Avenue, and it's not clear if they will be turned on again. The station, 9502 S. Howell Ave., apparently closed sometime this month. The owner couldn't be reached for comment and no one was around when Patch stopped by Monday. But a few Patch readers e-mailed in to say the station has been closed for a week or more. It wasn't immediately clear if the closure is temporary or permanent. Patch will update this story when more information becomes available.
Friday, March 9, 2012
30-year-old allegedly told police he thought it would be safest thing to do with car out of gas.
A 30-year-old man was arrested on three drug charges after police found his car facing the wrong direction on Howell Avenue Monday night. According to an Oak Creek police report: A motorist phoned police about 8:20 p.m. saying a light-colored SUV was swerving in the 9400 block of S. Howell Ave. The SUV then went over the median and came to rest facing southbound in the northbound lanes. The driver of the vehicle got out and walked to the Marathon gas station, 9502 S. Howell Ave., and began filling up a gas can as police arrived. The man told police that since his vehicle ran out of gas, he thought driving over the median and onto the other side of the road would be the safest thing to do. Police found several types of prescription pills …