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‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ gas station restored to its gory days

The infamous fuel stop now known simply as The Gas Station is now open for business.
The infamous fuel stop now known simply as The Gas Station is now open for business.

The gas station used in scenes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is back open for bloody business.

But don’t expect to fill up on gasoline.

The infamous fuel stop made famous by the 1974 horror classic is now known simply as The Gas Station. It sells film memorabilia and will eventually sell barbecue.

A representative said they’re still working on building a smokehouse, but barbecue should be ready to serve by the end of the month. The “We Slaughter Barbecue” sign out front is ready to summon customers.

The Gas Station had its grand opening Oct. 8 and will have guest appearances by actors Ed Neal and Caroline Williams around Halloween weekend, along with other festivities. Neal played “the hitchhiker” in the first film, and Williams portrayed “Stretch” in the sequel.

The Guardian reports Ohio businessman Roy Rose bought the station and teamed up with Ari Lehman, who played the first Jason Voorhees in 1980’s Friday the 13th.

Guests can also rent one of four cabins behind the fuel stop, which is at 1073 Texas 304 in Bastrop, southeast of Austin.

Sweet dreams.

@bryanbastible

If you go

  • The Gas Station, 1073 Texas 304, Bastrop
  • 512-321-7297
  • To rent a cabin: booking@texasgasstation.com
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