The infamous Watergate Exxon appears to be no more [Updated]

Update: The Washington City Paper is reporting that the closure is temporary.

Original post: The World’s Most Famous Gas Station — a.k.a. the Watergate Exxon, where a gallon of gas reliably cost at least a dollar more than the average price elsewhere in Washington — appears to be no more. The Post’s John Kelly snapped this photo Friday afternoon:

We’ll update this post when we have more. In the meantime, now would be a good time to revisit Kelly’s column from earlier this year. He sought an answer to the mystery: Why was that station’s gas always so expensive?

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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