Buc-ee’s Cancels Plans for New Location Two Hours from Southern IN
The hopes and dreams of Buc-ee's fans in The Tri-State have been crushed.
Why are People Going Nuts about Buc-ee's?
Buc-ee's has been around since the early 80s, with travel centers starting in Texas and slowly moving into the Midwest. Their website boasts the World's Cleanest Restrooms, and unlike a typical truck stop, you won't find any semis parked overnight in any of their lots. You will find a ton of merch with Buc-ee's mug on it.
Explaining the Buc-ee's Craze
I had the pleasure of chatting with actor David Ramsey (John Diggle from The Arrowverse) and the topic of Buc-ee's came up. Believe it or not, he travels all of the time and he had never heard about Buc-ee's. The funniest part about explaining it to him was looking over and seeing Buc-ee's mascot at Ming Chen's booth!
Back in June of 2023, we were excited to share the news of a Buc-ee's location that was in the works for Clarksville, Tennessee. That would've been a fun day trip to see all of the hype behind this giant travel center.
Plans for Clarksville, Tennessee Buc-ee's Location Canceled
Residents that live in Clarksville did raise some valid concerns about the traffic flow in the area that Buc-ee's planned to develop. The Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission's June 27, 2023 agenda lists the request from Buc-ee's as 'DEFERRED'. As of September 2023, the plan has been withdrawn.
According to WSMV 4 officials with Buc-ee's were no longer confident in the traffic and infrastructure changes that would be needed for their travel center.
“Buc-ee’s is no longer confident in their ability to come to an agreement regarding the necessary traffic improvements in the near future,” the company said in an excerpt of an email sent to Clarksville planners.
The Planning Commission is still hopeful that Buc-ee's will revisit the idea of building in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Buc-ee's Fun Fact:
The Sevierville, TN store holds the World Record for the largest convenience store in the world at 74,707 square feet.
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