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Buc-ee's opens first store outside Texas

2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, January 22 2019 Jan 22, 2019 January 22, 2019 8:57 AM January 22, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) - A company known for its massive convenience stores has come to Alabama to open its first location outside of Texas.

Buc-ee's unveiled its new location on Interstate 10 near the Alabama coast Monday.

Located along a beach express highway at Loxley, the store has more than 50,000 square feet (4645 square meters) and 124 fuel pumps. The chain is known for its extensive food offerings and massive restrooms.

Buc-ee's founder Arch Aplin attended the opening. He tells WKRG-TV the company is looking at additional sites in Alabama east of Birmingham in Leeds on Interstate 20 and in Auburn on Interstate 85.

The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Lake Jackson, Texas. Its 34 other stores are mostly clustered around cities in eastern Texas, particularly Houston.

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