In a recently released corporate memo, the owners of the 'Stop n Go' franchise decided to reclaim the land and let an EPA team do a ecological clean up. This was a way of promoting a friendlier, greener image to the public in advance of the test results being conducted. However, a source inside the EPA lab in Yarmouth issued a preliminary press release stating that the land was to be condemned due to a "toxic" leak. This premature information forced the hand of Lazluk Inc, the corporate entity that owns the franchise rights to 'Stop n Go' and who had purchased the land on which the convenience store stood. In response Lazluk issued the following statement.
"Rumors of a "toxic" leak are grossly exaggerated. Our building was old and some leaks are natural. All our food products are one hundred percent safe and vetted. Moving forward, we are selling the Stop N Go property and moving to a smaller, more manageable premises. Downsizing will help us focus on what's really important... you."
Following the statement the old 'Stop n Go' store front was immediately demolished and land sold back to Asphyxiation Point who immediately seized the opportunity to reclaim the land as a public park until such time as another business should decide to locate there. Currently the park is decorated for the upcoming Halloween holiday.
'Stop n Go' consolidated it's operation into the smaller shop across the street, 'Suds n Scrub.' The new venture, called 'The Shop N Scrub Depot' is the result and is being described as a successful combination of a laundromat and a convenience store. On the heels of these changes the EPA report was finally released and states that "No considerable levels of any major toxic substances were found on the property."
Reported by Pen Dragon