UPDATE: Crozet Gas Station Property For Sale Months After Opening

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October 16, 2014

The Mulberry Station Crozet, formerly called Re-store N' Station, opened in Crozet about two months ago, and owner John Wilson hopes to see the business continue to grow. He is in talks with the property owner to purchase the lot that the store, gas station, and event space sits on, along with two adjacent properties.

The real estate listing indicates Mulberry Station has a 20 year lease, so they aren't going anywhere anytime soon, regardless of the sale of the property.

Wilson said business said the business is on track. He hopes to offer wine and beer tastings upstairs. He also wants to continue to grow his business.

"We believe we got a unique concept because it's kind of more gourmet food than it is gas," Wilson told CBS19. "We plan to build on that...We plan to grow two or three more sites over the next several years in and around Charlottesville."

Property owners Jeff and Michelle Sprouse listed the land for $4.1 million.

CBS19 regrets any confusion caused by its earlier story.

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October 14, 2014

The Mulberry Station Crozet, formerly called Re-store N' Station, is for sale less than two months after opening. The country store and gas station and two adjacent lots are listed for $4.1 million.

Developers originally planed a 5,750-square-foot building, but many area residents opposed the project, citing traffic concerns. After several years of planning and a lawsuit, a much smaller version of the building was constructed. People were surprised to hear the property is for sale so quickly after opening.

"It's been mainly questions and some animosity because the battle to get that gas station put in was so protracted," said Jim Duncan, a realtor who also runs the blog RealCrozetVA. "We are trying to understand what the ramifications are going to be."

Jeff and Michelle Sprouse own the property and told CBS19 they are negotiating with the person operating the gas station and store to purchase it.

According to the listing, the property is the last undeveloped commercially zoned piece along the Route 250 corridor in Crozet.



 
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