Former Smith Sisters location facing abatement for violation of city code
The now-closed gas station has 10 days to comply; the location is being considered for a medical marijuana dispensary
The City of Sapulpa has posted an abatement notice against the former Smith Sisters Commissary on Hwy 117.
The abatement notice comes just as the location is currently up for approval to be converted to a medical marijuana dispensary. That case will be heard on October 22nd at 5:30p at City Hall.
According to the notice, the violations are related to trash dumping and tall grass. The notice says that the owners are “hereby ordered to mow the weeds or grass on this property and/or clean the property of trash or junk.” The owners have ten days to comply.
Known for it’s Krispy Krunchy Chicken products, the gas station opened in September of 2018 and closed a year later. Owner Marty Rivers told Sapulpa Times on September 12th that the location was “closed for remodeling,” but gasoline could still be purchased using a credit card. Though it was thought to be temporary, former employees said on Facebook they’d been told it was closed for good.
The gas station made waves this summer when they partnered with Faith Baptist church to celebrate their 25th anniversary and rolled back gas prices to 1994. The project was a huge success but traffic flow problems caused a couple of accidents.
Smith Sisters came under scrutiny when a credit card skimmer was discovered at one of their pumps last November. Police confirmed that at least one customer had been victimized.