279 Fuel Center at Charles Pointe

Press Release

November 15, 2006

BRIDGEPORT -- Charles Pointe, the master-planned community being developed by Genesis Partners, is gearing up for the 279 Fuel Center set to open late this year. The Exxon station, owned and operated by local family businessman Joe DeFazio, will feature E-85 ethanol, 3 grades of gasoline, on road/off road diesel, kerosene, an automated teller machine (ATM), and 5,700 sq. ft. convenience center.

James A. Corton, managing partner for Genesis Partners, said, “Our vision for Charles Pointe includes the availability of a variety of services. The 279 Fuel Center at Charles Pointe will offer convenience to our residents, as well as tourists and visitors to the area.”

The DeFazio family owns and operates eight other fuel stations in north central West Virginia, and is the only Harrison County supplier of E-85 ethanol. “Many government agencies are now purchasing ethanol-reliant vehicles,” DeFazio said. “The 279 Fuel Center will be a convenient local supplier for those needs.”

“The 279 Fuel Center will have convenience items and an ATM that reinforce Charles Pointe as a place to live, work and play,” DeFazio added.

“The Bridgeport Conference Center, the Microtel Inn & Suites; and the Wingate Inn all attract people from the region – and beyond. Being able to take care of necessary travel needs in one convenient location is a way we can accommodate everyone,” Corton said.