It’s official, the world’s biggest Buc-ee’s is now under construction in Luling, Texas. Just a few months after the tiniest Buc-ee’s in the country popped up in West Texas, the company announced that its biggest location to date is going up on the other side of the state.
Back in January, the company announced its plans to build the largest of their stores in Sevier County, Tennessee. To the chagrin of the convenience store’s loyal Texan following, the over 74,000-square-foot Tennessee outpost would outsize its previously largest location in New Braunsfels.
Lo and behold, the site of the world’s largest convenience store will return to Texas with when the company revamps its location in Luling, Texas.
The store in question is located on Interstate 10 across the way from its first major location built in 2003. Its renovation plans – planned to begin this fall – would effectively expand the square footage of the Luling facility to over 75,000 square feet making it just a hair larger than its Tennessee location. The new-and-improved Luling Travel Center would also feature 120 fuel pumps, the same number as the Tennessee Buc-ee’s.
General counsel for Buc-ee’s, Jeff Nadalo, stated that he expects the location to open within a year of beginning construction.
“We looked at cities around the area and after careful evaluation, chose Luling once again as the largest Buc-ee’s to solidify going back to our original roots,” said Nadalo.
This past April, a miniature Buc-ee’s popped up in Marathon, Texas out of nowhere. News of the wee new Buc-ee’s first emerged with a photograph uploaded by artist, Matt Tumlinson. The photograph instantly created a buzz among his Texan following. According to Tumlinson, the facade is located 20 miles east of Marathon on the way to the town to Sanderson and/or by driving toward Marfa ahead of the the split between Alpine or I-10.