My source on this is good and so I'm going to go with it. Let me take you back to November and the closing of the Watergate Exxon, also known as -- depending on the newspaper -- Washington's most expensive gas station, the world's most expensive gas station or, in The Washington Post, "The World's Most Famous Gas Station." (their caps).
My source, an "industry" insider, said the owner has signed a lease to take over the empty gas station at the corner of Wisconsin and Q Streets in Georgetown. "The most expensive gas staton is coming to Georgetown," said the source Or, at least the owner of same. The Wisconsin Avenue space formerly was Georgetown Auto Service, before a fire gutted the building.
John Kelly in April wrote a wonderful backstory about the Watergate Exxon and its history of ownership. My source said the high gas price at the Watergate was based on sky high rent. Georgetown's not known for low rents. That corner could go for upwards of $20-25K a month.
Apparently the new service station won't be an Exxon -- because it will be across the street from the long-time Georgetown Exxon. I'm told it may be a Shell franchise. Whatever. What matters is: will the price of a gallon of gasoline be the highest in the city, the nation, the world?
We should know soon, because the new owner hopes to be open well before spring.