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busy Toledo intersection is getting even more traffic as city council has given
the go-ahead for a Stop & Go to expand at the corner of North Byrne and
store is only a couple blocks from a neighborhood, and many residents in the
area don't want gas pumps to be added to the lot.
now, the store is just a carryout, but council voted 7-5 to allow the store to
add six gas pumps to the property, igniting controversy in the neighborhood.
you leave them open late, then there is crime," said Janet Beam. "And the
police would be the first to tell you that. You know, if they're open late, you're
going to have a problem."
is a target because you're tired, you're pumping gas, and these idiots come
around and they'll smack you upside the head and take your car, your wallet,"
added Dee Bondy.
store is in Councilman Tyrone Riley's district. He says he is also worried
about an increase in crime.
residents in the area overwhelmingly and repeatedly voiced their opposition to
the legislation," Riley said. "For my colleagues on council to ignore their
request, I am disappointed."
living near the intersection say there are already a lot of pedestrians
crossing there, and now they expect that to increase. They also say it is
already so congested with cars that adding gas pumps will make it incredibly
hard to get around.
Councilman Rob Ludeman disagrees. He says he took the extra time to study the
plan and go to the site.
don't see with the configuration what increase in crime would take place there,"
Ludeman said. "I do think the owner is a good business person. He has made a
lot of dedication to the city."
store owner has agreed to a long list of requirements, including sidewalk curb
upgrades, possible water line improvements, free air for customers to put in
their tires, and closing by 1 a.m.