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Converting an old Texaco station into a vacation rental

David Woessner of Mobjack has had some tough times lately, but he’s hanging his hat on an investment he made in Mathews County.

SHERRY HAMILTON / GAZETTE-JOURNALThe old Texaco station in Mobjack and two additional buildings on the property are all undergoing a transformation, as owner David Woessner restores and refurbishes them to use as vacation rentals.

In 2019, Woessner was flipping houses under his business DAW Investments when he purchased the old Texaco gas station that has long sat vacant at the intersection of East River Road and Mobjack Road in Mobjack. Two other buildings on the small parcel of land, one of which was once the residence of the store’s long-ago owner, were included in the purchase, as well, and everything was financed by the owner.

Woessner had the idea that he would turn the site into a community store as it was in a former life, but then the pandemic hit and everything was suddenly on hold. Because his father and brother had died, Woessner was livi...

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