Tilton’s Marathon Gas station, a Centerville Icon for 36 years, will close on March 29th forever. Known for car repairs and a convenient fuel stop at 199 N. Main Street, it has been a Centerville fixture in the community. The gas station and car repair bays are located across the street from Benham’s Grove on State Route 48.
A sign thanking customers for their patronage was placed in the window a couple of weeks ago. Also pasted to the window is a personal letter from Ted Tilton, the owner, explaining that he has decided to retire. It also states that he had tried to sell the business recently, with no success. Ted again thanks his loyal customers and hints that he and his wife will continue to live in town.
We wish Ted and his family the best in his retirement. We will miss having our cars fixed at this iconic little shop.