My wife and I took a drive around our area and there was an oil component to it. We went by an antique shop down the shore that had an old pump and two big filling station signs. I didn't get agood look at the pump, but the signs were for Gulf and Mobil and likely less that 50 years old.


That was the good news. The bad news is that one of the oldest filling stations in CT, Maple Shade in Salem, is closed. I hadn't been by it in a while. According to their Facebook page, they closed last September. I'm not sure how old they were, but the station was "grandfathered" and allowed to sell beer. It's the only one in Conn. I am aware of that had that exemption from the liquor laws.