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More Buc-ee's!!

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jrd1964
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More Buc-ee's!!

Postby jrd1964 » 26 Feb 2018 13:25

Buc-ee's, the bigger-than-life (and getting bigger than that) chain of travel stops, just announced another north TX location (to go with Terrell and north Fort Worth): Ennis. It will be on I-45 (exit not stated) and have 86 gas pumps.

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/texana/ ... nned-ennis

Others are coming to Denton, Melissa, and Royse City (on I-30, exit 79: http://www.heraldbanner.com/news/bucc-e ... 496cd.html )

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Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Postby Tnexster » 06 May 2018 11:41

This is a fascinating place, lots of gas pumps and the large and very clean restrooms are very welcome. However, for me it is a huge collection of inedible junk food.

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Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Postby exelone31 » 07 May 2018 09:30

Just stopped there yesterday on the way back from Austin. I dig it, even though it's incredibly hectic, plus my son loves spotting the Buc-ee's signs in the miles leading up to it.

I like Slovacek's in West a little better, though. Smaller and more dense product placement, so you don't have people flying around in all directions.

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Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Postby tamtagon » 07 May 2018 11:47

I've only ever been to the Buc-ee's in Luling... it's the designated meeting and consolidation spot for us when traveling between CenTx and the Golden Crescent. I love the place and am fascinated by the retail extravaganza. The novelty candy selection is surprising -- they have horehound candy my mom likes, much better than what Cracker Barrel sells but not as good as she can get in Indiana. I don't remember ever buying anything else at Buc-ee's, maybe a soft taco (fresh!).

There's a convenience/grocery in Cuero that has best kolaches!

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Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Postby jrd1964 » 08 May 2018 01:49

I've been to both the Terrell and north Fort Worth locations. The size and scale are just amazing. Tons of folk art and country-style tchotchkes. If I had a house, I probably wouldn't mind having one of their outdoor grills. I bet the north Fort Worth store does a ton of business on TMS race weekends. I ended up with beaver nuggets from the Terrell store. If I'd had more time and $$$, they probably could have gotten me for more than that. I saw a guy working on cleaning the bathrooms at one of them; I asked him was that all he did was keep the bathrooms clean. He said no, but almost all ;)

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Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Postby itsjrd1964 » 09 Aug 2018 09:06

The Ennis location is due to open in May or June of next year, at I-45/Creechville Road.

http://www.waxahachietx.com/news/201803 ... y-mid-2019

Not to be outdone, Waxahachie will get its own Buc-ee's, at I-35E/Butcher Road. Neither article mentions a construction or opening timeline there.

http://www.waxahachietx.com/news/201807 ... 3-cottages
http://www.waxahachietx.com/news/201806 ... or-buc-ees

Looks like TX isn't big enough for Buc-ee's...they're branching out into Florida (Fort Myers, Daytona Beach) and Alabama (Baldwin County and in Mobile) also.

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/new ... n-u-s.html

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Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Postby Tnexster » 22 Aug 2018 22:41

I stopped by one of these one time on the way back from Houston. 75 gas pumps and lines at every one of them, had to move on.

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Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Postby itsjrd1964 » 23 Aug 2018 12:05

Amazing. I would think with that many pumps, there would almost never be waits or lines.

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Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Postby Tnexster » 25 Aug 2018 16:43

itsjrd1964 wrote:Amazing. I would think with that many pumps, there would almost never be waits or lines.


I think people plan to stop at them, clean restrooms and the lack of food between Houston and Dallas makes this the perfect place to plan a stop. Get fueled up, load up on crap food and move on.


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