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PHOTOS: Crews Demolish Shell Gas Station on East Main Road

Two Rhode Island companies work to remove the Portsmouth Shell gas station canopy and tanks.

The familiar yellow, red, and white canapé that has adorned the Portmouth Shell, 2525 East Main Road, at the bottom of Quaker Hill, has been removed as part of a rehab of the station.

According to workers on the site, NBW Environmental Services of North Scituate is spearheading the operation. Rambone Disposal of Johnson is removing the debris.

The underground fuel tanks were removed Monday.

According to Denise Davis of the Portsmouth Building inspectors’ office, at this point in time there only exists a construction permit for the deconstruction of the canopy and removal of the tanks.

Davis said there is nothing on the zoning docket for any type of expansion or rehabilitation of the building itself.

Thomas Blouin September 18, 2011 at 02:04 PM
So, from the wording of your story, there was a permit issued for the destruction of a small hors d’oeuvre? Maybe you should have chosen the word "canopy" (not canapé)which would be the cover over a bed or (in this case) the gasoline islands.
Sandy McGee September 18, 2011 at 04:11 PM
Thank you Thomas for your keen eye at catching this! I have made the change in the article.
Sanne Kure-Jensen September 19, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Perhaps you'll want to adjust the headline as well.
Dennis September 19, 2011 at 02:30 PM
And the picture as well... you just can't trust spell check!!!

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