The Chelsea Mobil gas station, marked for destruction back in 2008 and finally shuttered at the end of 2011, has recently been wrapped in fencing and is now being demolished.
Real Estate Equities bought the spot beneath the High Line and plans to turn it into 17,000 square feet of luxury retail. "This is going to complete the street here," said the seller to The Real Deal. "This will have a huge impact on the neighborhood.
Under the High Line, sparks fly as demolition workers tear apart the snack shop and car wash. Gasoline Alley loses ground as the High Line opens up yet another spot for high-end shoppers.
Chelsea Mobil: Alive
Chelsea Mobil: Dead