A new Speedway gas station is open for business in West Ocala.
The gas station opened last month at the intersection of SW 10th Street and SW 27th Avenue at 1300 SW 27th Avenue.
As of this year, Speedway currently operates nearly 4,000 locations across 30+ states.
The new gas station joins a growing list of gas stations that have opened in the past two years across Ocala, including four new Wawa locations that opened up in 2019.
Earlier this year, a resident addressed the Ocala City Council to express his concern with continued approval of new gas stations, citing two dozen current gas stations within a two-mile radius of Maricamp Road and SE 25th Avenue.
“A new gas station isn’t going to offer a new service, or a new product that isn’t offered across the street,” said Tuck.
Last month, Seven & i Holdings, a Japanese retail group headquartered in Tokyo and the parent company of convenience store chain 7-Eleven, purchased Speedway for over $20 billion. The company has not yet announced its plans with the thousands of Speedway locations across the country.