One of Bridlington’s three petrol stations is set to shut for 10 weeks for refurbishment.
The Esso garage, on Scarborough Road, will close from Monday 30 September to Friday 6 December, leaving motorists with only two petrol stations to choose from: Tesco on Station Approach, or Morrisons on Bessingby Road.
The garage’s face lift will include a new tank, new pumps and a refitted canopy, which manager Sharon Wright hopes will breathe new life into the station.
She said: “The store will look a lot smarter, the pumps will be updated and a lot sleeker, cleaner and high-tech. It will be fantastic. Ten weeks is a long time, but we are having a lot done.”
The work at the station, which is an independent Esso site, will be done by Fox Construction, a company from Kent.
Although customers can use their Tesco Clubcards to gain points on petrol from Esso, Ms Wright said the filling station would not be remodelled as a Tesco premises.
The Esso Tesco Alliance means one point can be collected for every two litres of petrol bought from the garage.
Spokespersons for both Tesco and Morrisons were not able to provide comment on the effect Esso’s closure would have on business to their filling stations.
Esso is owned by parent company Exxon Mobil Corporation, which is the world’s leading publicly-owned energy company.