This former gas station located across from the former Frontier Town property may soon be resurrected as Schroon Lake Sunoco station operator Muhammad Ahmad has purchased the site and plans to open the store in July.
With more tourist opportunities soon to present themselves in the North Hudson area, it is the return of an old business that has Supervisor Ronald Moore excited for the future prospects of his small town.
Muhammad Ahmad, who operates the Sunoco Station off of Exit 28 of the Adirondack Northway in Schroon, has purchased the former gas station in North Hudson across from the former Frontier Town and plans to open it this summer.
“The sooner would be better,” Ahmad said. “There are some things that have to be worked out, but I would like to get some of the summer business so hopefully we will be ready by the first or second week in July.”
“There is some work that has to be done on the site, but Muhammad has always been very enthusiastic and he will make a go of it there,” Moore said. “It is a great location. It’s really going to be a new beginning for the North Hudson economy and having the gas station is what can kick-start everything.”
Moore said with the gas station, North Hudson could have more appeal to visitors who were coming in to utilize the proposed new trails that will be open to the public through state land acquisitions.
“Once the Boreas Pond lands are open, you will get a snowmobile and horse trail that connects to Newcomb and lets people access trails all the way to Long Lake and Inlet,” Moore said. “For people who want to stage multi-day events and need a base, having a gas station at the trailhead would be a great advantage for us.”
Ahmad, who leases his Schroon store, agreed the site is in a good location.
“It is an opportunity to have my own gas station and I think it is a good opportunity for me,” he said. “We will keep both sites open and I feel it has big potential as a station and for the town.”