The City of Leeds announces that the Texas based mega-travel center Buc-ee’s will open its second store in the State of Alabama in the City of Leeds.
This event will be showcased in a groundbreaking ceremony to be held at the store site Wednesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Leeds Mayor David Miller characterized the selection of Leeds as the next Buc-ee’s site as a game changing win for the City.
“We have worked toward this end for the past several years and being able to finally say “It’s here” is most gratifying,” says Miller.
Buc-ee’s is the premier travel center chain in the country and by far the most sought after by municipalities. Buc-ee’s is not just about size, although their more than 100 gas pumps, 54,000 sq. ft. retail store, over 200 employees and numerous restrooms does put them in a class by themselves for this type store, especially since they are not a truck stop and do not even allow big trucks on the property. More than size, Buc-ee’s boasts a unique selection of travel related and outdoor merchandise as well as a huge variety of food and snack items.
Mayor Miller added, “in addition to all the superlatives about the store itself, we found that the Buc-ee’s ownership and staff were delightful, down to earth folks to work with as we forged our agreement. Adding Buc-ee’s to the list of premier sites such as Barber’s Motorsports, Bass Pro Shops, The Shops of Grand River and the soon to come Southern Museum of Flight at the I-20, 140 exit makes this a true Alabama and regional destination. We welcome Buc-ee’s to the stellar line-up of attractions around the City of Valor.”