Demolition of Shell station part of Palmetto’s revitalization efforts
PALMETTO – As motorists and pedestrians descend the Green Bridge and enter the City of Palmetto, one of the first things they’ll soon notice is the absence of the former Palmetto Shell gas station building, which sat for four decades on the west side of Eighth Avenue West.
Crews are working to demolish the building and clear the site to make way for new development, all part of large-scale revitalization plans that include U.S. 41 enhancements and new waterfront attractions.
“It’ll be the face of the revitalization that’s taking place throughout the City of Palmetto,” Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant said. “It’s going to be such a positive anchor, that’s our goal.”