Australian Cypriot Andrew Yiasemides closes petrol station at Brighton-Le-Sands in Australia after 46 years

Cypriot businessman, Andrew Yiasemides, has closed the doors of his iconic petrol station on Bay Street at Brighton-Le-Sands for the last time after 46 years at the helm, .

Budget Petrol Brighton-Le-Sands is being taken over by developers who bought the lot to build residential units.

“I’m a little upset and stressed after being here since 1976,” Mr Yiasemides told Eva Kolimar from the local newspaper.

“I will miss my customers, many have been with me through three generations.”

Budget Petrol Brighton-Le-Sands is known as one of the last petrol stations in Australia to stop drive way service.

Mr Yiasemides said things have changed a lot at the petrol station since then, but he still has fond memories of his time there and of celebrity customers such as Guy Sebastian and Don Lane.

Over the years, he’s also had the honour of being able to work alongside his wife Maria, and his children, George, Eleni and Maria.

Now, he looks forward to spending time with his grandchildren and travelling.

The Leader

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