The has been a staple in the community for a number of years. What’s new about it, however, is its recent renovation. The project, which took five months, is just about complete. Although the project started this year, the shop’s owner, Chris Medeiros, says the desire to replace La Jolla Chevron’s auto-repair bays with the ExtraMile service store has been five years in the making.
Medeiros, who bought the station from its previous owner in 1997, said that the store will stock a number of items, including propane, protein bars, nuts, snacks, chips, soft drinks, coffees, and even beer and wine.
Although there are several gas and service stations in the 92037, Medeiros believes what most differentiates Chevron from the rest is its name recognition and what he believes to be “the top tier gasoline in the U.S.”
Hours: To be announced. The station's owner is undecided as to whether he will open at 5 a.m. or 6 a.m. The station will remain open until midnight.
Number of Pumps: 8
Business Type: Gas service station, propane retailer, convenience store
Sells Alcohol: Yes. Beer and Wine
Parking Lot: Yes
Gift Cards: Yes
Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Cash
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Target Date for Remodel to be Complete: July 8, 2011
Auto Repair Services: No
Why They Came to La Jolla: "I was a commercial fisherman for a number of years but I sold my last tuna boat in 1996," Medeiros said. "I had a friend who was in the oil / diesel business, so when I saw the Chevron was up for sale I decided to buy it."