By Mary Thurwachter
Goodway Oil 902 Gas Station on South Dixie Highway in Lantana will soon add a car wash to its menu of services. And that’s not all the station will do to attract customers. It will sell fried chicken, too.
“We need something to give us a competitive edge over Wawa and RaceTrac,” said Jon Levinson, representing filling station owner Eli Buzaglo at the Jan. 8 Town Council meeting.
Buzaglo asked for — and received — a special exception variance to the town building code to build the car wash.
Adding a car wash at the front of the station will mean moving a large generator, something that concerned some of the council members.
“That’s a rather large generator,” said council member Edward Paul Shropshire. “You’re moving it to the back and when that’s running it will be noisy for neighbors.”
Levinson said the generator would run only after a hurricane, and he drew laughs from the council when he promised there would be no hurricanes this year.
The filling station, at 810 S. Dixie Highway, already has a convenience store. Now it will be offering Krispy Krunchy Chicken, something Levinson said has become a hot seller.
In other action the council:
• Approved the purchase of a sewer main line camera for $40,482 from Ferguson Waterworks.
• Approved a contract with M&M Asphalt Maintenance Inc. for paving town roads at a cost of $496,539.