SOMERS, N.Y. – If you have been wondering what is going on at the Somers Mobil Station on Route 100, here are some answers for you.
“After seven years of planning and filing for approvals, we finally got a permit to build a brand new convenience store,” said owner Paul Sussmann. “It’s something the town could really use. We listened to our customers’ ideas for ways to improve it.
“We’re going from a shoebox to a full-size modern convenience store with new amenities, an expanded grocery section, beverages, frozen foods and plenty of room. I was sick of seeing customers bumping into one another.. Now, we’re going to have a 12-foot-long coffee island.”
The size of the store is going from 780 square feet to 3,000 square feet. While the number of fuel pumps will not increase, improvements have been made to the underground system, bringing it up to compliance. “We’ll have new islands, fresh curbing and general refreshing,” Sussmann said.
A lifelong Westchester resident, Sussmann has been living in Somers for 22 years. His wife Juliette's family has been in the service station business for more than 45 years, and in that particular spot on Route 100 since the mid-'70s.
“We went from being a Getty Station to BP to Shell to Exxon Mobil and then just plain Mobil. People trust the name Mobil,” Sussmann said.
The fuel pumps will be fully operating by the beginning of January, Sussmann said. The convenience store will not be ready until the spring. Meanwhile, employees will be working out of a temporary trailer.
“Of course, we’re looking forward to being in full operation again,” Sussmann said, “and we’re looking forward to providing the town of Somers with new equipment, new products and excellent service.”