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Old 06-10-2024, 4:17pm   #1
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Default IMPORTANT: World's Largest Buc-ees Now Open in Luling, TX


Previously, Luling's biggest claim to fame was the annual Watermelon Thump festival.
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The stores are insane, I've only been to one but it was like being in an Amazon Fulfilment Center with everything unboxed and available for direct purchase.

Breathing new life into the 'ole "brick and motor" store paradigm...
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The stores are insane, I've only been to one but it was like being in an Amazon Fulfilment Center with everything unboxed and available for direct purchase.

Breathing new life into the 'ole "brick and motor" store paradigm...


120 gas pumps, so probably no waiting there. No word on electric chargers, but Buc-ee's seems like a good place for them, as people will spend a long time marveling at the bigliness of the store.
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120 gas pumps, so probably no waiting there. No word on electric chargers, but Buc-ee's seems like a good place for them, as people will spend a long time marveling at the bigliness of the store.
The EV folk would love it while charging but unless Buck-ees can make a buck off it, I don’t see them doing it.
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The EV folk would love it while charging but unless Buck-ees can make a buck off it, I don’t see them doing it.
Brandon purportedly blew $ 7 Billion dollars of tax money and only got 7 or 8 charging stations for that money. Pretty sure somebody is making big money on charging stations, whether anyone actually uses them or not.
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Brandon purportedly blew $ 7 Billion dollars of tax money and only got 7 or 8 charging stations for that money. Pretty sure somebody is making big money on charging stations, whether anyone actually uses them or not.
Parker's is a local fuel and corner store chain here. Their newest store in the area has 8 Superchargers off to one side of the lot. I have yet to see even one in use when we go by.
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Previously, Luling's biggest claim to fame was the annual Watermelon Thump festival.
We stopped at the soon-to-be-demolished Buc-ee's in Luling on Saturday. The new one that's right next to it is HUGE! They will have Tesla chargers there.
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Mississippi says...."Here....Hold my beer!..."

In February, officials on the Mississippi coast said construction of the state’s first Buc-ee’s travel center was well ahead of schedule, with hopes of a Thanksgiving 2024 opening.

It appears, however, the anticipation for the $50 million, 74,000 square-foot store will continue a bit longer, according to the Biloxi

https://www.al.com/news/2024/05/open...r%20its%20roof.
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Mississippi says...."Here....Hold my beer!..."

In February, officials on the Mississippi coast said construction of the state’s first Buc-ee’s travel center was well ahead of schedule, with hopes of a Thanksgiving 2024 opening.

It appears, however, the anticipation for the $50 million, 74,000 square-foot store will continue a bit longer, according to the Biloxi

https://www.al.com/news/2024/05/open...r%20its%20roof.
It's smaller than the one in Luling.
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We stopped at the soon-to-be-demolished Buc-ee's in Luling on Saturday. The new one that's right next to it is HUGE! They will have Tesla chargers there.
Isn't there a Love's truck stop across the highway? I bet they're going to hate life for a while, as everyone stops at the Buc-ees just to say they stopped there.

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In February, officials on the Mississippi coast said construction of the state’s first Buc-ee’s travel center was well ahead of schedule, with hopes of a Thanksgiving 2024 opening.

It appears, however, the anticipation for the $50 million, 74,000 square-foot store will continue a bit longer, according to the Biloxi

https://www.al.com/news/2024/05/open...r%20its%20roof.
Still smaller than the TX store.

"Step aside, small change."
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Isn't there a Love's truck stop across the highway? I bet they're going to hate life for a while, as everyone stops at the Buc-ees just to say they stopped there.



Still smaller than the TX store.

"Step aside, small change."
Yes...the Love's truck stop opened several years ago. It's always busy because Buc-ee's doesn't allow 18-wheelers in their lots.
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Impressive size, as the average Publix full-size gorcery store in FLORIDA is on average 45K square feet, few are over 50K, none are close to 75K.

I bet they got some nice shitters in those stores, probably air blowers instead of TP.
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