Buc-ee’s Ltd. plans to open a new location in New Kent County, Virginia, its first in the state, according to a Facebook post by the New Kent County Economic Development Department. Scheduled to open in 2027, it will be located along Interstate 64 at the Exit 211 interchange.
- Buc-ee's is No. 157 on CSP’s 2022 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by company-owned store count.
The large-format convenience-store chain known for its huge number of fueling positions; its jerky, fudge and “Beaver Nuggets”; its clean restrooms; and its beaver mascot, has 44 locations, mostly in Texas, but also throughout the South.
The New Kent Planning and Zoning Department is reviewing Lake Jackson, Texas-based Buc-ee’s conditional use permit application.
The retailer plans to construct a 74,000-square-foot store with 120 fueling positions, 557 parking spaces, 24 Tesla charging spaces and 10 bus/RV parking spaces.
The store will employ more than 175 residents earning an average, full-time minimum wage of $16 to $18 per hour with benefits, the post said.
Buc-ee’s is working with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and county planning staff to evaluate the transportation improvements required by the project including, coordination with area construction and traffic improvement projects.
The move into Virginia follows word that Buc-ee’s plans to open a new location in DeForest, Wisconsin.
Buc-ee’s declined to respond to a CSP Daily News request to confirm the projected openings.
Since beginning its multi-state expansion push in 2019, Buc-ee’s has opened travel centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Projected new-store locations and estimated opening dates listed on the Buc-ee’s website include:
- Auburn, Alabama, April 2023
- Sevierville, Tennessee, Summer 2023
- Smiths Grove, Kentucky, 2023
- Johnstown, Colorado, 2024
- Hillsboro, Texas, 2025
- Harrison County, Mississippi, 2025
- Boerne, Texas, 2025
- Anderson, South Carolina, 2026
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