Although the exterior of the garage still proclaims Ser ice is Our Business, this Shell station on Government Street near Acadian will ser ice no more. It appears to have been out of business since 2006. It's seedy now, but it's not difficult to imagine the place new; and it has a cool, simple, modern design, even if it was the same one used by countless other gas stations. (Click photos to enlarge)
Actually, it is providing one ser ice: The garages are being used to store a muscle car, a Land Cruiser, and a pickup.
And other folks use abandoned businesses in this area for parking and dumping vehicles.
At this spot, I discovered I was not alone.
My first instinct was to scrammo, but I don't think the owner of a leg that skeletal would be much threat. Unless it was an actual skeleton. Nonetheless, I spent less time there than I normally would have.
I'm noticing a local theme of not emptying out places before leaving...a treat for the urban explorer.
This place really knows how to accessorize!
This is one of the only examples of graffitti I've seen around these parts.