Massport’s Anthony Guerriero was at last month’s Gove Street Citizens Association (GSCA) to discuss the Port Authority’s new project to move Logan Airport’s only gas station and convenience store from the airport’s service road closer to the Jeffries Point neighborhood.
The new gas station, which is being relocated due to the Terminal E modernization project, could be a boon for a local business owner. Total gross sales of the current gas station last year were $10,840,340. This is included fuel pump sales at the gas station, Dunkin’ (Donuts), and retail sales from the filling station’s deli and convenience store.
At the GSCA meeting Guerriero announced that Eastie’s famed Meridian Market was selected as the deli business within the new gas station and Starbucks will be the station’s coffee vendor.
“An RFP was issued last year and construction on the gas station began in fall of 2018,” said Guerriero. “The design took inspiration design from the Bremen Street Library. There will be a charging station for green vehicles, a patio, easy access to the community. Meridian Market will run a deli inside and coffee will be provided by Starbucks.”
Guerriero said the new gas station will be open sometime in early summer.
Guerriero said having a community partner like a Meridian Market to run its sandwich shop and deli is part of Massport’s plan to increase more local business opportunities at the airport.
Also with the new station’s close proximity to the Jeffries Point neighborhood, Massport wants to improve the physical space of the new filling station when compared to the current station. Guerriero said Massport wants to incorporate an open space appearance and theme. At the meeting Guerriero said the vision was to have an outdoor veranda much like the one at the new Bremen Street Library that overlooks Massport’s Bremen Street Park. This theme, along with having a locally run sandwich shop, deli and convenience store within the filling station, would make it more inviting for local residents in Jeffries Point.
“We wanted to develop an attractive, functional convenience store and filling station facility that will be a prominent structure with contemporary and modern aesthetics that not only serves the Airport but the Jeffries Point community as well,” said Guerriero.