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Gas station and convenience store approved in Goshen
Litchfield.bz (03-27-13)


The former Goshen Hardware building in the Village Marketplace will be torn down to make room for a gas station and convenience store. BZ photo
 
Goshen will be getting a gas station and convenience store at the Village Marketplace now that the Planning and Zoning Commission has approved the plan submitted by the plaza's owner Mark Greenberg.
 
Approval came Tuesday after the conclusion of a public hearing. The gas station and store will be built on the site of the former Goshen Hardware building, which will be demolished. The store will be 3,000 square-feet in size and will have two self-service gas pumps and one diesel pump beneath a 16-foot high canopy.
 
Goshen hasn't had a gas station in more than 20 years and hasn't had a place where residents can pick up convenient items since the Village Market closed four years ago.
 
Planning and zoning's approval was unanimous. Support for the plan was strong during the public hearing and included an endorsement from the Board of Selectmen. Some residents, however, expressed reservation about a few aspects of the plan such as lighting, signs and fuel deliveries.