Shell Station on Del Mar Heights Road to add car wash, convenience store

By Karen Billing

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board March 27 approved a remodel of the Shell Station at Del Mar Heights Road and Interstate-5 to include an automatic car wash and a convenience store stop.

Owner Steve Thomas plans to change the configuration of his existing 1,800-square-foot building by taking out the three service bays and adding 720 square feet for the convenience store and the 900-square-foot car wash to the back.

Thomas said the three service bays have become a bit of a “dinosaur” as business has changed and there isn’t as much need for them.

“I think this plan will spruce up the station that was built in 1972,” Thomas said.

Thomas believes the convenience store and car wash will be an improvement and a benefit to the community.

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2 Comments for “Shell Station on Del Mar Heights Road to add car wash, convenience store”

  1. Dick Hertz

    Sadly, this renovation will add great confusion to the traffic coming off and onto the freeway! It may be really dangerous.

  2. Bob Gans

    I notice that the owner, Mr. Thomas, believes that the renovations “will be an improvement and a benefit to the community.” If he is truly interested in benefitting the community, perhaps he could explain why he consistently charges anywhere from $0.25 to $0.45/gallon more than any other gas station in Carmel Valley, including the two other Shell stations in the area on Carmel Valley Road and Via De La Valle. I would certainly like to know if there is an explanation other than taking advantage of non-local motorists exiting I-5 who do not know any better.

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