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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #100 on: September 09, 2022, 10:41:53 AM »

Made my second visit to the beaver yesterday. The new Kentucky store was a little less crowded than when I first visited it, but there was still a good supply of customers and a steady stream of cars coming and going off I-75.

The fountain drinks are cheap -- $1.09 for an extra large cup -- but nothing else is. Gas was cheaper there than anywhere else in Richmond, but it's 30 cents cheaper 20 miles to the east in Irvine, so I waited to fill up.

There's still some novelty about the place. I had to stop on my way out of the store to keep from photobombing a couple taking a selfie with the beaver statue outside.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #101 on: January 07, 2023, 07:21:55 AM »

Louisiana may finally get its first Buc-ees, TAKE TWO.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2023/01/06/where-is-bucees-planning-its-first-louisiana-store/69779616007/?fbclid=IwAR3OMTC-4KTGZa1FV99-qxDDMZ1f0m7wyO9zzFd_FdcvzgeZqw7JKJAgkbs&mibextid=Zxz2cZ

If approved, this will only be 6 miles from me. The lot that it will be sitting on is directly across the road from Ruston Jr. High school. I see nasty traffic jams here when/if it is up and running.

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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #102 on: January 07, 2023, 07:21:39 PM »

My mom who lives in the Myrtle Beach area found out about one that opened in Florence earlier this year, and when she told me about it she struggled to pronounce the name.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #103 on: January 10, 2023, 11:06:50 PM »

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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #104 on: January 11, 2023, 09:35:42 AM »

Another AL Bucees being built - this one near Dora, AL on I-22 at Exit 78
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #105 on: February 28, 2023, 08:46:54 PM »

Wisconsin could be getting a Buc-ees:

https://www.hngnews.com/waunakee_tribune/news/business/deforest-could-be-home-to-wisconsins-first-buc-ees-travel-center/article_b54081f8-b6e4-11ed-bb7d-c79b2ab29efd.html

The location makes sense, and I canít imagine the village of DeForest is going to turn this down. Thereís been a lot of money invested into property next to I-39/90/94 in that area. Pinseekers, which is like Topgolf, is about to open. A new 25-acre sports complex. A bunch of new low-rise apartment developments. All of it is easily visible from the freeway, which is no doubt on purpose.

The competition with Kwik Trip would be interesting.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #106 on: March 01, 2023, 08:41:41 PM »

Wisconsin could be getting a Buc-ees:

https://www.hngnews.com/waunakee_tribune/news/business/deforest-could-be-home-to-wisconsins-first-buc-ees-travel-center/article_b54081f8-b6e4-11ed-bb7d-c79b2ab29efd.html

It's definitely well-situated and aimed directly at the audience they're seeking out. Folks on their way to the Dells will welcome the break from the traffic and kids whining "Are we there yet?". Obviously, the traffic on I-39/90/94 will support it - no problem.

I'm sure it wouldn't happen for another few years, but the old Clock Tower Resort property in Rockford, IL (I-39/90 @ Bus US-20) would be a perfect site for a Buc-ee's. I doubt, however, that they're interested in plucking down another Buc-ee's that close.

The only other place that would feel like a Buc-ee's would make sense in WI is somewhere on I-41/94 between Kenosha and Racine. Maybe the Hwy 29 interchange at I-94 west of Eau Claire?
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #107 on: March 01, 2023, 08:48:41 PM »

Wisconsin could be getting a Buc-ees:

https://www.hngnews.com/waunakee_tribune/news/business/deforest-could-be-home-to-wisconsins-first-buc-ees-travel-center/article_b54081f8-b6e4-11ed-bb7d-c79b2ab29efd.html

It's definitely well-situated and aimed directly at the audience they're seeking out. Folks on their way to the Dells will welcome the break from the traffic and kids whining "Are we there yet?". Obviously, the traffic on I-39/90/94 will support it - no problem.

I'm sure it wouldn't happen for another few years, but the old Clock Tower Resort property in Rockford, IL (I-39/90 @ Bus US-20) would be a perfect site for a Buc-ee's. I doubt, however, that they're interested in plucking down another Buc-ee's that close.

The only other place that would feel like a Buc-ee's would make sense in WI is somewhere on I-41/94 between Kenosha and Racine. Maybe the Hwy 29 interchange at I-94 west of Eau Claire?
PLEASE, Let's just get used to one first.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #108 on: March 06, 2023, 07:27:19 PM »

Virginia may be getting a location soon. I-64 at the VA 106 interchange in New Kent County.
https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/buc-ees-first-virginia-location-planned-for-new-kent/amp/
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #109 on: March 07, 2023, 08:29:59 AM »

Iím not sure why Bucees donít build on I-49 between Alexandria and Texarkana.  There are very few interchanges with services on that part and to them they would have all the customers to themselves.

Even build one at US 82 in Texarkana as right now there are still yet no services along I-49 in that city without exiting at I-30 to head west.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #110 on: March 07, 2023, 08:39:29 AM »

^ Iím guessing because the traffic volumes on I-49 outside of Shreveport, both north and south of the city is between around 8,000 - 12,000 AADT. Thereís certainly no demand for something like a Buc-ees.

If services are needed, how about a Loves, Pilot, or other truck stop? That can also serveÖ trucks.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #111 on: March 07, 2023, 08:43:53 AM »

I-22 in AL would be virgin territory for them.  Build one near Hamilton or Jasper as I-22 is pretty well traveled now through there.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #112 on: March 07, 2023, 03:36:07 PM »

^ Iím guessing because the traffic volumes on I-49 outside of Shreveport, both north and south of the city is between around 8,000 - 12,000 AADT. Thereís certainly no demand for something like a Buc-ees.

If services are needed, how about a Loves, Pilot, or other truck stop? That can also serveÖ trucks.
Love's is building a location on I-49 about 25 miles or so south of Shreveport.  Not sure when it will open but the building looked almost complete this past weekend when we drove through there.
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Re: Buc-ees outside of Texas.
« Reply #113 on: March 14, 2023, 09:46:57 AM »

If they are building on I-22 near Dora, that would be the perfect spot.  That is after all the Arkadelphia Road traffic hops on 22 at the old terminus of the interstate so should be about as busy as that stretch gets.
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