Como-Raymond developer drops Subway shop

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Ned Wesenberg, who purchased the BP station at Como and Raymond three months ago, has decided not to pursue a zoning change that would have enabled him to add a Subway restaurant at the site.

Wesenberg said he was unable to come to a financial agreement with Subway that would have enabled him to make the necessary changes to the site.

“I continue to have a great relationship with Subway,” he said, “but in the end they were not willing to make the kind of deal I would need for the project to be financially viable.”

Wesenberg plans to maintain the site as an auto convenience store. He will continue to sell gas, and will remodel the building in order to expand the convenience store. Current plans call for some new landscaping, but not as extensive as previously conceived.

Wesenberg said he briefly considered going ahead with a zoning change from B2 to TN2, but eventually decided not to pursue another restaurant tenant, making the zoning change unnecessary.

Wesenberg, who also owns Park Service at 2277 Como Ave., said he will not restore the car wash or service bays that formerly operated at the Como-Raymond location. Both of those services are available at Park Service.

He said the BP station will eventually have 24-hour pumps, which Park Service also has.

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