523 15th Ave East
The Hilltop Station is a property with a relatively recent history: the Richfield Oil Corporation moved south across Mercer Street to the then new gas and service station. This location was Bergie’s Arco in the 1970s and 1980s.
Hilltop Service Station
The Hilltop Service Station opened in 1991, serving the neighborhood as a much beloved gas and service station. While the gas station closed in 2018, lead mechanic Jim Peters revived the service center.
Environmental Remediation and Future Development
Hunters Capital purchased the site in December 2018 from the family trust of longtime owner Gary Bergamini. Jim’s Hilltop Station remains the building’s master tenant. Environmental remediation began in earnest to address the oil and gas tank seepage caused from years of gas station operation. The process is expected to take over five years to complete and will be paired with an exciting new change to the face of 15th Avenue: a new mixed-use multifamily development! Stay tuned for more information on the details of the building, its design, and planned integration with 15th’s urban context (small-scale retail, reminiscent of an English high street).