A newly opened Texaco gas station on the southern outskirts of the town has signalled Falmouth’s long awaited push southward.
Falmouth’s future plans are for its development along Market Street straight to Martha Brae, which is a mile and a half away. The Falmouth Market (still under construction) was the first attempt at starting the southerly movement. However, the market has been stalled due to shortcomings in its construction.
The new Gas Station brings the number in Falmouth town to three and is the first constructed here in decades.
It is owned by a member of the Falmouth Chinese community who currently owns one of the largest supermarkets in the town.
Market Street has replaced Duke Street as the main street of Falmouth and the town is bursting at the center. The town is growing rapidly and there is a need for commercial expansion outside the town center to alleviate the congestion that is developing around the Water Square area. Water Square, the current commercial center, has been pedestrianized so the roads around it have the take all the traffic.
With the expected opening of the market, it is expected that commercial development will shift more to this southern fringe of Falmouth. Next should be the use of the opposite side of the road which has been planned for commercial interests.