Every time I pass this one, I ponder its potential future use. The southwest corner of 38th and Central–I’m told this is a circa 1925 gas station. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe gas stations were so quaint and almost lovely.
Though I wrinkle my nose at the idea that this might become a gas station again, it would be great to see a small neighborhood serving business of some kind in this structure.
The address is 451 East 38th Street and it’s clearly been closed for years.
If this building were suddenly yours, what would you wan to do with it? What kind of business do you think would thrive on this corner and what difference do you think it could make to the surrounding community? It’d make an awesome bike hub or petite breakfast joint, don’t you think? It’s close to the fairgrounds and the Monon trail, after all…