By Michael Boriero
When people drive through Lennoxville, there aren’t many options to gas up before heading to the 410 West, or circling through the roundabouts towards Waterville, other than an Esso and an Ultramar that looks like something out of a bygone era.
But starting this weekend, the Ultramar will be no more, as owners Delly, Laurent and Larry Paradis have decided to move on from the gas station business after nearly 50 years. The pumps will be out-of-service by Saturday and cleared out early next week.
“Yesterday I had a customer come in and he stood there and talked with us for, I would say, about half an hour and the same thing this morning, a long-time customer came in and told us he was going to miss us,” Delly told The Record.
She and her husband, Laurent, opened the gas station 48 years ago, back in 1973. Their son, Larry, started working there at the same time. He was still a student, though, and only became a partner in the business 10 years later.
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