In a statement released today by Martin & Bailey, Inc., the proposed Huck's gas station has withdrawn their application to develop the property located at the corner of North Friendship Road and Alben Barkley Drive. The proposed site was the former Guy Gray building located next door to LOTUS, the child advocacy and sexual assault resource center.
The company said they had no intention of building a truck-stop for large semi-trucks. The proposed Huck's market was to be a 'beautiful store, creating 40 or more good paying jobs and offering the neighborhood the facility it deserves.'
Due to the 'overwhelming campaign against our application to develop a Huck's Market on this site' Martin & Bailey are rescinding its application for Conditional Use of the property.
LOTUS and others in the community came together and voiced their concern for the proposed Huck's Market due to the environmental, health, and safety impacts on those served. Nearly 1,500 signatures were gathered during the campaign to halt the development of the property.
To read the letter from Huck's representatives in its entirety, read below.