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Kentucky’s Next for Buc-ee’s

Destination retailer breaking ground on first Bluegrass State ‘outpost’
Photograph courtesy of Buc-ee's

RICHMOND, Ky. — Buc-ee's Ltd. will break ground on a new travel center in Richmond, Ky., on April 13. Located off of Interstate 75, Buc-ee's Richmond marks the first of the company’s travel center in the Bluegrass State.

The opening of the company’s farthest outpost from its Lake Jackson, Texas, headquarters continues Buc-ee's multi-state expansion, which it started in 2019. It joins recently opened locations in Florida (Saint Augustine and Daytona Beach), and one each in Georgia (Warner Robins) and Alabama (Leeds). Buc-ee's is also building its first travel center in South Carolina, in Florence, slated to open in 2022. Buc-ee's operates 38 locations in Texas.

“We're excited to add Kentucky to our family of stores expanding throughout the Southeast,” said Stan Beard, director of real estate for Buc-ee's. “Richmond is a vibrant city in the heart of the gorgeous Bluegrass region of the state, and we are thrilled to have this location as our first in the state of Kentucky.”

Buc-ee's Richmond will occupy more than 53,300 square feet and offer approximately 120 fueling positions with thousands of snack, meal and drink options for travelers on the go. The new travel center will also feature the huge restrooms and large number of fueling positions, as well as the products and services—including Texas barbeque, homemade fudge, kolaches, Beaver nuggets, jerky and fresh pastries—for which the retailer has become known nationwide as a destination retail location.

The company did not provide an opening date target. The new store will bring 200 permanent, full-time jobs to the area, the company said.

Attendees of the Buc-ee's Richmond groundbreaking ceremony will include Richmond Mayor Robert Blythe; Richmond City Manager Rob Minerich; Executive Director David Stipes of the Richmond Industrial Development Corp.; and members of the City of Richmond Board of Commissioners.

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