Echo Park’s former Magic Gas aka – Echo Fuels – service station will be operating under the Chevron name, according to building permits. Workers have begun install dark blue exterior paneling across the top of the station canopies that will be part of illuminated signs with the company logo and the word “Chevron,” according to building permits that were issued. In fact, just to make sure there is no confusion about the gasoline brand, the station will have 10 signs: 6 illuminated wall signs; four individual channel letter wall signs and two box wall signs.
The station at the corner of Echo Park and Morton avenues has been closed for nearly a year, leaving an open space that has been used by residents and shoppers as a community parking lot. After a series of owner came and went in recent years, Jafar Rashid, who owns four other gas station in Los Angeles, took control of the station earlier this year. Rashid told The Eastsider back in February he was looking into turning the station in a Chevron but provided no details.