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Fuel tanks removed from former Crawford’s station

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Crews had removed the two fuel tanks at the former Crawford’s Standard Services in downtown New Prague by Monday afternoon, Aug. 14. One tank was able to hold 10,000 gallons and the second tank could hold 8,000 gallons. (Patrick Fisher photo)

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Between Monday, Aug. 14, through Wednesday, Aug. 16, a crew was busy removing two fuel tanks, pipes and other items from the former Crawford’s Standard Service, at the southwest corner of the intersection of New Prague’s E Main Street and SE First Avenue.

“The tanks have to be out of the ground before I sell it,” said Kevin Crawford, who ran the business for 40 years before closing it March 25, 2022.

Crawford plans to sell the property to his son Nick Crawford and Ronnie Bastyr who own New Prague Auto Repair at 205 Fourth Ave. SW in New Prague.

“We have future plans to do something with it, but those are up in the air,” said Nick Crawford. He said current plans are to extend their car repair service to the property or use the property for car sales. Nick Crawford said they don’t have any concrete plans yet.

Crawford said the largest of the two tanks was able to hold...

To see more on this story pick up the August 24, 2023 print edition of The New Prague Times.