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Type Convenience store / gas station
Headquarters Charlottesville
No. of locations 9th Street and Market Street
Key people Subhash “Sam” Desai

Fuel is a convenience store and Sunoco gas station located at the corner of 9th Street and Market Street in Charlottesville. The store was originally opened by Patricia Kluge as a restaurant/convenience store combination. That concept was not successful, so the establishment closed in 2007.

New life

Subhash “Sam” Desai purchased the property at an auction in 2011 for $580,000 [1]and reopened the store - minus the restaurant - in February 2012. [2]


Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′46″N 78°28′31″W / 38.029566°N 78.475187°W / 38.029566; -78.475187


  1. Web. Former Kluge Business Fuel Co. Sells for $580,000 at Auction, NBC 29, 28 July 2011, retrieved 7 May 2012.
  2. Web. Former Kluge-connected business reopened under new owner, Nate Deseline III, Work It, C'Ville, Media General, March 8, 2012, retrieved March 9, 2012.