Valero Station Near Royal Oaks Stripped of Title, Locked Away with Loyal Dry Cleaner Companion At Its Side

These portraits of the Valero station at Westheimer and Crescent Park Dr., now largely bereft of its branding signage and its gas pumps, come from a reader on the scene this morning who speculates that the changes “must have happened very suddenly” on or before Saturday. The fencing has ensnared the Royal Oaks Cleaners’ retail spot as well, though that business’s allegiances and pricing are still proclaimed on nearby signage:


To the west of the barricaded structures is the 1978 building now hosting the Ashford Pawn Shop; both the pawn shop and the gas station complex are surrounded to the north and the west by the garden-style Edison Apartment Homes. 

Photos: Swamplot inbox

Gas Station Regime Change