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Service Station, Rental Car Facility Go Dark [Empty in Three Village]

Getty gasoline sign blank; Avis sign details other nearby locations.

The phone number to University Service Station has been disconnected. Its lights are dark and the signs advertising its Getty gas prices are blank, all telltale signs that a business has closed its doors, at 999 North Country Rd. in Stony Brook.

Avis, the rental car facility that shared the property with the gas station and car repair business, also appears to be closed, with a sign on the front door advertising its two nearest locations in Port Jefferson Station and Medford. No one was available at those two locations to provide any additional details on this branch's closure.

Did you use either of these businesses? Are you sad to see them go dark? What kind of business would you like to see replace the rental car business and auto service station? Log in to Patch and share your answer as a comment below.

Rich Munchgesang July 10, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I am the mechanic there and we are re-opening. I just re-opened the repair shop last week and the new gas guy will be here in a few weeks. If anyone would like to stop by and visit, please feel free to do so.
Christine Sampson July 10, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Hi Rich, thanks for the heads up, that's great news! I will stop by to do an update. Best, Christine
Cathy Poxon July 10, 2012 at 11:29 PM
It was sad to read about the gas station closing. I've been a customer since the gas crisis back in the 70's. One day when the lines were very long, they let me use the phone to call in to work to say I'd be late. There no cell phones at that time. Glad to hear it'll be re-opening.
swanney July 13, 2012 at 07:32 AM
my family has been going to this station since 1974. every one that worked there so kind in every way. the owner came to my aid with rental cars, repair of any form even house calls. still when i drove by they would call out my name with a friendly hi mikey when i was just going by in a hurry. THERE GAS PRICES WERE NOT HIGH

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