By David Bennett, Senior Editor
They say everything is bigger Texas, and Buc-ee’s Ltd proves it with every new convenience store it builds.
Its newest location is in the works in Corinth, Texas, after that city’s planning and zoning commission on July 28 authorized a zoning change that will allow the Lake Jackson, Texas-based retailer to go ahead with the design. Plans call for a 60,000-square-foot convenience store—at least 10 times the size of area c-stores—with a parking lot for more than 400 vehicles.
Corinth city council must also approve the development plan.
The “mega travel center” would be built on about 20 acres at the corner of the I35E and South Corinth Street. The Texas-sized 96 gas pumps and 31 cash registers.
Jeff Nadalo, Buc-ee’s general counsel, earlier this year told the Fort Worth-Star Telegram that interested in developing its footprint in the North Texas region.
With 29 stores in the central and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, Buc-ee’s is close to beginning construction on the store later this year.
Buc-ee’s prides itself on the cleanliness of its restrooms and the grand scale of its product offerings and customer service.
Touted as having the cleanest bathrooms in the business, Buc-ee’s offers everything from Texas-shaped waffle irons to fishing tackle to a bevy of food and snacks.
Once fully operational, the 24- hour c-store will employ between 150 and 225 people.
Founders Arch “Beaver” Aplin III and Don Wasek opened their first store in Lake Jackson in 1982.