WATCH CBS NEWS VIDEO: DNC NEWS AND ANALYSIS LIVE COVERAGE

Ecorse Gas Station Charging Drivers $4.49 A Gallon

ECORSE, Mich. (WWJ) – A local gas station/restaurant is sending mixed messages as it tries to draw in customers for a grand opening. There’s a string of banners along the building’s canopy that reads “Grand Opening,” but that’s a pretty unorthodox strategy considering that on the marquee, self serve regular is priced at $4.49 a gallon.

With the price of gas that high, drivers shouldn’t have any trouble finding gas at the station, a BP located on West Jefferson near Visger Road.

Ecorse resident Sam Foley says the station’s gas has been priced at $4.49 a gallon since Sunday morning, even though other gas stations are 40 to 50 cents a gallon cheaper.

“I thought it was a typo, cause that was the first question I asked ’em,” Foley told Dewey. “I said, is that a typo cause last night I got some gas in my mom’s Fusion; it was $3.87, and I got that from a Clark on Allen Road. And he said that was the price when he came in to work, so I didn’t get gas, needless to say.”

Judging by the price at the pump, the gas station/restaurant wasn’t using the banners as a loss leader.

More from Ron Dewey
Comments

More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!

Watch & Listen