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Buc-ee's opens in Colorado: New jobs but no truck parking offered

Travel center giant Buc-ee's is launching its first-ever location in Colorado on March 18, with celebratory ribbon-cutting set for 6 a.m.

Fast facts: The Johnstown store measures a spacious 74,000 square feet, complete with 116 fueling stations and 12 EV charging stations, offering no truck parking.

  • The establishment is on Nugget Road off of I-25 and CR 48, offering amenities like clean restrooms, a friendly staff, and fresh road trip food.
  • Buc-ee’s, known for its Texas roots since 1982, now operates across multiple Southern states.
  • While this expansion marks a first for Buc-ee's beyond the South, it continues a pattern of growth since 2019 into states like Alabama, Florida, and more.

Local impact: The store's opening is a boom for Johnstown, expected to become a retail hub for Northern Colorado, and has already created over 200 jobs with competitive pay.

"This Buc-ee’s will introduce all sorts of bikers, hikers, skiers and campers to the cleanest restrooms, friendliest staff, and freshest food they’ll ever find on a road trip,” expressed Stan Beard of Buc-ee’s, according to 9NEWS.

What’s next: With the Johnstown location near completion, the biggest Buc-ee's yet is set to open in Luling, Texas, topping 75,000 square feet.

Note: Despite no truck parking at the Colorado Buc-ee’s, the brand's escalating presence underscores its appeal to drivers of all stripes who appreciate on-the-road comforts.

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