|The Pinecrest Exxon station at Pinecrest Plaza.|
|This is what it used to look like.|
At a time when there’s an effort to create murals in central Annandale, one long-time mural in the area – at the Pinecrest Service Center – has been painted over.
Mustafa Zeid, who purchased the business a few months ago, agrees the mural should have been retained. “It looked nice,” he says. [Actually, it wasn’t a great piece of art, but at least it was better than a blank wall.]
Zeid asked Exxon, the owner of the building, not to paint over the mural, but the company wanted the entire building to be the same color. Zeid also owns Pinecrest Shell & Auto Repair across the street, at 6543 Little River Turnpike.
The Pinecrest Exxon is expected to be torn down to make way for a TD Bank. A zoning special exception was approved by the Fairfax County Planning Commission nearly two years ago – and was also approved by the Board of Supervisors – for the bank project. Construction could still be two or more years away, however.