It’s not easy making a gas station look good.
Especially a lower-tier brand, with cut-rate prices.
But at least the Mercury station — on the Post Road just east of Stop & Shop, by the Southport line — had a handsome line of trees behind it. They shielded some of the big parking lot behind it, near Michaels.
The other day, most of those trees were cut down.
Now Mercury is definitely one of the ugliest looking gas stations in Westport.
But first prize goes to the former Mobil Self-Serve, next to Barnes & Noble. It’s been shut for over a year.
The landlord decided it wasn’t worth making mandatory upgrades to the tanks, along with corresponding improvements to the canopy, pumps and store.
But at least they didn’t chop down the trees.