The Local Express station on Wise Street is being refurbished to become the first automated gasoline station in the city. The new facility will use unattended card lock and multi-product dispenser state-of-the-art technology, according to owner Tommy White (left). John and Johnny Avant (right) are constructing a building to house computer equipment for the station, which has been in operation for 39 years. It is scheduled to reopen in about three weeks.
– Photo by Jack Gurner