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Cumberland Gap

Back in the day, there was a Gulf station at the corner of the Post Road and Hillspoint. It was a real service station — they sold gas and actually repaired your car.

Cumberland Farms took over. They closed the service bays, and started selling “food.” Okay, it made 7/Eleven look like Morton’s Steakhouse, but it was a decent alternative if you couldn’t make it all the way to Calise’s.

Cumby’s dropped Gulf gas a while ago,in favor of — who knows? It took longer for the sign to get covered up.

Finally today — a loooong time later — the sign came down.

It will be replaced — as alert “06880” reader/intrigued consumer Matt Murray notes — by a new one. It notes 2 prices: the “member” (“SmartPay”) rate, and the cost for those of us not in Cumberland Farms’ exclusive club.

(Photo/Matt Murray)

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