The Shell Gas Station located at 560 Thames Street will close for several months starting tonight (February 21st) at 10:00 p.m. for renovations and remodeling.

Rendering of a Seasons Corner Market

Renovations and remodeling are expected to take three or four months (May or June), when completed the property will become a Seasons Corner Market. The new Season Corner Market will offer sandwiches, coffee and a much larger selection of items then what is currently offered.

East Side Management operates the Shell Gas Station on Lower Thames Street as well as three other Aquidneck Island Shell stations, 1 on JT Connell Highway in Newport and 2 in Middletown.

In Middletown, the Shell Gas Station at 207 East Main Road was renovated to become a Season Corner Market and held their grand opening on August 15th & 16th, 2014. The Middletown location is open 24 hours a day and offers a car wash, diesel, Green Mountain Coffee, Nicole’s Gourmet and Redbox.

While the station itself will be more like a convenience store when renovations are completed, the overall footprint for the Lower Thames Street property will restrict construction of a full size Season Corner Market.

For those wondering, these are the gas stations that remain operating in Newport, RI;

  • Shell Gas Station – 136 JT Connell Highway
  • Stop & Shop Gas Station – 199 JT Connell Highway
  • Friends Corner – 10 JT Connell Highway
  • Mobil – 356 West Main Road

The following video is provided by Season Corner Market to give an idea of what the inside of on of their full size convenience stores is like;

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