Buc-ee’s is growing and getting closer and closer to the Evansville area.
The Texas-based convenience store chain, known for its abundance of gas pumps, clean bathrooms, and the incredible amount of stuff you can buy indoors, has announced its second location in Kentucky. Buc-ee’s will soon open the field in Smiths Grove, just north of Bowling Green along Interstate 65.
Buc-ee is huge, and when I say “huge” I mean HUGE. For example, the Smiths Grove, Ky., Site will be a 54,000 square foot building with 116 gas stations. Yes, 116 gas pumps in one place! It’s a lot, but it’s not even the biggest. Currently, the largest Buc-ee is the world record holder for the largest gas station in the world with 102 gas pumps, 1,000 parking spaces and a 68,000-foot store.
However, he will not hold this record for long. A new location is being built that will break this record in Sevier County, Tennessee, according to WATER. The Tennessee location will be 74,000 square feet with 120 fueling stations, electric vehicle charging stations and a 250-foot-long car wash
The location of the Smiths Grove Buc-ee will be the innovative site is in the southeast corner of the Exit 38 interchanges, across from I-65 from the McDonald’s restaurant, according to Bowling Green Daily News.
Buc-ee’s has locations in other states like Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. Kentucky is home to another location in Richmond. Hopefully they will continue to move north and one day meet along I-69 in Evansville.
I had always heard of Buc-ee but never was. My friend Ryan visited a Buc-ee in Florida earlier this year and he loved it. He said they have some of the cleanest bathrooms he’s ever seen, which is what you want when you have to pit stop. He also mentioned that they have AMAZING breast sandwiches made in the middle of the store in a smoker, a whole interior design section and more, a deli and bakery, a fudge shop and a wall full of meat. of beef jerky. It doesn’t even begin to cover everything they have in the stores.
Buc-ee has it all and I can’t wait to visit it. It is not yet known when the Smiths Grove location will be completed, but it will be a huge hit for the area, and I’m sure I’ll be frequenting the store quite often as it’s only two hours from Evansville. .