Andrew Yiasemides sells petrol station at Brighton-Le-Sands after 46 years

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Cypriot businessman, Andrew Yiasemides, sells his iconic petrol station on Bay Street at Brighton-Le-Sands after 46 years at the helm, The Leader reports.

The petrol station will remain open and will continue to operate as a Budget Petrol Station.

“I’m a little upset and stressed after being here since 1976,” Mr Yiasemides told Eva Kolimar from the local newspaper.

“I will miss my customers, many have been with me through three generations.”

The petrol station in the late 1970s. Photo: The Leader.

Budget Petrol Brighton-Le-Sands is known as one of the last petrol stations in Australia to stop drive way service.

Mr Yiasemides said things have changed a lot at the petrol station since then, but he still has fond memories of his time there and of celebrity customers such as Guy Sebastian and Don Lane.

Over the years, he’s also had the honour of being able to work alongside his wife Maria, and his children, George, Eleni and Maria.

Now, he told The Leader, he looks forward to spending time with his grandchildren and travelling.

Source: The Leader.

*CORRECTION dated February 10, 2022

  • On February 4, 2022, the article read that “Budget Petrol Brighton-Le-Sands was being taken over by developers who bought the lot to build residential units.” This is incorrect. The business will continue to operate as a Budget Petrol Station.

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