'Instant Oil Change' Business Wants Spot In Chesterfield Valley

It's Valvoline, the "World's First" car motor oil.

Chesterfield has a proposal from Valvoline "Instant Oil Change" to open a car service site in the Valley.

The city's citizen-resident Architectural Review Board examined the proposed project this past week in a public meeting.

(Chesterfield's is on the Review Board.)

From the architect's renderings of the outside of the Valvoline building, it appears to have four garage-like bays and the company standard of red and white trim.

The typical sign/name would be on the front of the building, city planners suggested.

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According to a Valvoline website, there are over 500 Valvoline stations in the nation, and the closest to Chesterfield are now in these locations:

  • Olive Boulevard at Woods Mill Road
  • Manchester Road at Holloway
  • Manchester Road and west of Clarkson Road at Weis Avenue
  • Olive at New Ballas Road.

Valvoline oil was invented just after the Civil War by a Massachuesetts doctor, John Ellis, for use in lubricating valves on steam engines of trains and boats, and later for cars, airplanes, and military equipment.

There was some comparison to an existing business in the Commons area by the Review Board—indicating there was nothing unusual about the proposed business that would prohibit its approval.


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