23 November 2015

LAST night the Coles Express service station on Toolooa St shut its doors for the last time but some motorists this morning must not have gotten the memo.

In a short time the Observer spotted two cars indicate to turn in only to realise at the last second the servo was closed.

Things got a little hectic as the cars attempted to merge back in to the flowing traffic.

The Coles Express signage was being removed and the driveways were taped off.

Tradies and a hire removalist truck were on site.

Benny Benedetto – who owns the site – said he plans to open a new service station on the existing site once Coles Express vacates the premises.

He said the new service station will be open “no later than Christmas”.

Mr Benedetto – who has lived in Gladstone for 40 years – said that all of the former employees would be welcome to re-apply for positions once his doors open.

A spokesperson for Coles Express said the company was looking to secure a site in Gladstone to open another store.

Extracted in full from The Gladstone Observer.