No More Gas Stations on Ninth Street?

first_imgThe Sunoco on Ninth Street is for sale and currently not selling gas, leaving just one gas station on the island at 34th Street. By Maddy VitaleTravelers leaving Ocean City from Ninth Street had better make sure they have enough fuel. As of Monday, it appears motorists will only be able to buy gas in Somers Point, or on the other side of town, at 34th Street in Ocean City. Instead of gas at both the Sunoco station and at Wiesenthal’s Auto Service on Ninth Street, orange cones were in front of the fuel bays.Don Wiesenthal and his brother, Glenn, have owned Wiesenthal’s Auto Service in Ocean City since 1968. Their landmark business may be moving.The repair shop, which is at the corner of Ninth Street and West Avenue, has been a staple in the community. Wiesenthal’s Auto Service has been a fixture in Ocean City for half a century.But the Wiesenthals, who have leased the space at 860 West Ave. since they opened, said they recently learned they may have to relocate.“Word on the street is the building is for sale,” Don Wiesenthal, of Somers Point, said Monday.The brothers, who sold Texaco and Shell gas at different times over the years, got out of the gas business after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Wiesenthal said.  But in recent years, Grace Energy, based in Rio Grande, leased the pumps and sold gas. “They came down and closed the pumps Dec. 1,” Don Wiesenthal said of Grace Energy. “We took down the gas price signs so people don’t come in and turn around.”Now, with orange cones in front of the pumps, customers might think the business is closed, he noted.“They stayed until they pumped all the gas,” Wiesenthal said of Grace Energy. For now, he said, it hasn’t hurt business. “We have our regulars,” he said.But with Grace Energy pulling out, only time will tell, he said.Don Wiesenthal may be looking for a new place to move his auto repair business after 50 years at the corner of Ninth Street and West Avenue.Sunoco, at 201 E. Ninth Street, was the only other business selling gas on the main thoroughfare into town. With cones blocking its fuel bays Monday, it was unclear whether the gas station stopped selling fuel altogether, or if it was temporarily unavailable. Owners could not be reached for comment.However, according to the commercial real estate website www.loopnet.com, the Sunoco is listed for sale at $1.3 million. Unconfirmed reports are circulating that a bank is interested in purchasing the Sunoco property and the building that houses Wiesenthal’s Auto Service.For the time being, travelers leaving town on the Ninth Street corridor will have to go over the bridge into Somers Point to buy gas or head south to 34th Street on the island to fuel up.Wiesenthal said without gas at his property, and if and when the Sunoco is sold, it could ultimately hurt his business. “Traffic builds traffic. People know us because we’ve been here a long time,” Wiesenthal said, looking out at the empty fuel bays. “But if all of the gas stations close up, it will affect us. It will also impact tourism. If there is no fuel on this end what are you going to do?”Wiesenthal said his lease is up in March. If he is told he has to leave, the plan is to reopen at another location, preferably on the island.“There isn’t much out there. We aren’t having much luck,” he said. “We are looking just in case. Who knows, maybe we will be here a lot longer. I hope so.”While the 10th Street Wharf Marina has pumps, it only sells marine quality fuel.last_img read more

BetVictor tipped for success with Euroleague Basketball deal

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Share On the back of securing a deal to become title sponsor snooker’s English Open for the very first time, BetVictor has announced a further deal alongside the Euroleague Basketball in Germany.Becoming the competitions official betting partner until 2020, BetVictor is hoping it can draw upon its three quarter century strong base of expertise, to further boost the appeal and fanbase of the competition’s presence within the country.Hailing Germany as “a market of great strategic importance,” this step “further solidifies BetVictor’s commitment to providing the sport’s growing fanbase an enhanced gaming experience.”Matt Scarrott, Director of Sportsbook at BetVictor, stated: “Basketball is a roaring sport in Europe, and Euroleague Basketball competitions are playing a pivotal role in the increasing popularity of the game in basketball hotbeds, and in new territories like Germany.“We take pride in supporting Euroleague Basketball as the official betting partner in the German market. “The rise of the Euroleague Basketball is proving to have an impact in new markets embracing betting, which is interesting for our business and the gaming industry as a whole.”The 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season got underway yesterday (Thursday 11 October), and continues through today (Friday 12 October), with eight games across the continent between the best 16 teams in Europe taking place across the two days.Roser Queraltó, Euroleague Basketball’s Chief Business Officer, added: “BetVictor’s vast experience in sports, and its outstanding success in its own field, make it the perfect partner to help Euroleague Basketball on its continuous path of growth. “We are excited to work together with BetVictor to grow the sport, especially in such a key market as Germany. It’s a win-win-win situation for Euroleague Basketball, BetVictor and German fans.”This deal builds upon BetVictor’s deal earlier in the week alongside World Snooker, securing sponsorship of the first of this season’s Home Nations series, set to be held from October 15 to 21 at K2 Crawley in London.Matt Scarrott – BetVictorAddressing the link-up Matt Scarrott Director of Sportsbook at BetVictor,  said: “Basketball is a roaring sport in Europe, and Euroleague Basketball competitions are playing a pivotal role in the increasing popularity of the game in basketball hotbeds and in new territories like Germany.“We take pride in supporting Euroleague Basketball as the Official Betting Partner in the German market. The rise of the Euroleague Basketball is proving to have an impact in new markets embracing betting, which is interesting for our business and the gaming industry as a whole Related Articles Submit Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020last_img read more