Customers looking to fill up at Hatoff’s gas station on Washington Street were surprised last week when they found the business fenced off and no longer offering gas. But don’t worry: One of the cheapest gas stations in the area will be back in several weeks after it installs new pumps.
The gas station is scheduled to get new pumps installed in April, Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake told Jamaica Plain News.
How about some history about Hatoff’s? There’s actually been a Hatoff’s gas station in Jamaica Plain since 1924, reported UniversalHub.com on Sunday.
Morris Hatoff, Stan’s father, opened the Hatoff’s Texaco station near the current Forest Hills MBTA station in 1924, according to Stan Hatoff’s obituary from when he passed in 2009.
The station became Stan’s after Morris died in a car accident in 1965; thus, the business became Stan Hatoff’s, according to a Jamaica Plain Gazette article from 1993 on the Jamaica Plain Historical Society’s website. Stan had gotten to know the business at a young age, including pumping kerosene at the age of five. Eventually the station moved to its current location in 1974 after the state took the original site by eminent domain.