Just weeks after construction began in Baldwin County on a Buc-ee’s travel center on I-10, WKRG has confirmed that Mobile will be getting its own location. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved a beer and wine license for Buc-ee’s on Springhill Avenue near I-65.
District 7 council member Gina Gregory, whose district will be home to the new location, confirmed the new location to News 5. The location, 3474 Springhill Ave. is currently a shuttered Chevron station situated between a Waffle House and Zaxby’s.
No details were available on if the current building will be renovated or if a new building will be constructed.
Buc-ee’s touts its self as having the cleanest bathrooms, drawing travelers who need a pit stop. In its home state of Texas it is almost a revered institution for drivers who will go out of their way to stop at a Buc-ees. The location in Baldwin County will have 50,000 square feet of retail space and about 120 gas pumps. The location in Mobile does not appear to be large enough to support a store that size. News 5 will continue to gather details and keep you posted.