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Convenience “Rules” at Hometown Grocery and Gas

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Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

March, 2022

If you are renting a car while visiting St. Thomas, one of the most vital pieces of information you’ll need to know is where to find the nearest gas station.

For guests of Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, the answer is a snap — Hometown Grocery and Gas Station.

Family-owned and operated, the friendly enterprise makes it easy to fill up the tank while shopping for grocery and convenience items.

Whether you are looking for fresh produce, dairy items, meats, and cheeses, prepared foods, snacks, beverages for the kids or you want to set up the bar for a festive gathering, Hometown has everything you could want in one quick stop.

Simple to operate self-service gas pumps make your visit complete.

Hometown is open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.  How convenient for those with early morning airline flights to catch!

For additional information, call 340-775-2828.

gas pumps at hometown gas station on st thomas usvi

Above: When it’s time to fill up the tank, visit Hometown Grocery and Gas Station.

Top of Page: Conveniently located on Route 40, Hometown Grocery is your one-stop shop for grocery and convenience items.

Hometown is just 2.5 miles from Flamboyan Resort. When leaving the property, turn left onto Route 42 and make a right onto Route 39. Follow the road to the top of the hill. At the stop sign, turn left onto Route 40. In half a mile, you’ll see Hometown on your right.

Click HERE to view on Google Maps.

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A major section of Route 40, frequently referred to as Skyline Drive, is officially named in honor of Valdemar A. Hill, Sr. The Valdemar A. Hill Drive Scenic Overlook serves as a popular tourist stop and photo op. A celebrated legislator, Hill spent his life in public service focused on social, cultural. economic and political advancements. Hill sponsored legislation to enact the territory’s first minimum wage law known as “Hill’s Wage and Hour Law.” Hill also helped to sponsor legislation establishing evening school for adults, rent control, improved housing, sanitation, hospitalization, and the first Anti-Discrimination Act in 1945.


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