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Longtime downtown Macon business Saf-T-Oil closes


250-0719saftoil.standalone.prod_affiliate.71After 74 years, the Public Saf-T-Oil gas station at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Walnut Street closed Friday.

Lee Hencely pumped the last tank of gas after working at the station for more than 30 years, Barbara Bryant said.

Now her family is selling the business to John Dong, who leases the Marathon gas station across the street, she said.

“They told me they were going to turn it into a convenience store,” Bryant said.

Bob Mullis, Bryant’s father, started the business in 1935.

“He’s gone, my brother’s gone, so a lot of us are gone,” Bryant said. “It was time to let it go.”


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