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New Raceway gas station to open in Bridge City
BRIDGE CITY - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News
Construction workers in Bridge City are building a RaceWay gas station and convenient store on Texas Street in between Lake Street and Rachal Avenue.
Its a big investment in the city. The building permit was like for $1.5 million and thats a lot of money for a station, said City Manager Jerry Jones. Of course theres sales tax involved and cleaning up the corner and making it a lot nicer looking place.
The project came together when the private company contacted the owner of the lot between Lake Street and Rachal Avenue, a lot that had been vacant for years Jones said.
While the city manager is excited about the tax incentive for the city, Bridge City residents arent as excited to be receiving a gas station.
I dont think we need another gas station in Bridge City honestly, but I mean its a perfect location, said Chelsea Swearingen. I just think its going to put this one over here out of commission.
Well I dont think we need another one, but Im sure Ill go over there and buy gas, said Bridge City resident Davette Pickard.
What they both agreed on, however, was the benefit of yet another business coming to the city and the potential for more jobs.
Its expected to be completed by the beginning of next year.