There’s big news and then there are big convenience stores. Coincidently, Buc-ee’s in Auburn will soon check both off the list!
It’s official! Plans are moving forward with the recent approval of a development agreement between the City of Auburn and Texas-based Buc-ee’s. Buc-ee’s in Auburn will be the travel center giant’s fourth location in Alabama.
As of now, construction at the northeast corner of Interstate 85 and Exit 50 is set to begin by Dec. 31, 2021. Did we mention this is a big project? By the end of next year, residents and travelers will be able to enjoy 53,000 square feet of convenience!
The estimated $45 million project will create about 175 jobs. Projected revenue via license fees, taxes, sales and such is $2.6 million annually, according to reports. Hiring for Buc-ee’s in Auburn should start sometime next summer. On average, positions start at $15 per hour. To check out career opportunities, click here.
What’s the big deal?
Besides the size of the store, the number of pumps and all the other bells and whistles, Buc-ee’s is known for four things. First, clean stores and especially clean bathrooms! Second, friendly service. Third, an in-stock customer experience. As in, you will find things you didn’t know you needed! And finally—the mascot! The recognizable buck-toothed beaver is heading to the Plains.
Shoppers can purchase anything and everything at Buc-ee’s! For example, products like Buc-ee’s Beaver Nuggets to fresh, hot food to groceries to dog toys to grills are all available. Some Texas locations even carry deer corn!
In addition, like all stores, Buc-ee’s in Auburn plans to be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The restaurant and car wash hours will vary. For more about Buc-ee’s, check out these FAQ’s.
Buc-ee’s Braggin’ Rights
Once again, if you encounter someone who’s been to a Buc-ee’s, there’s a chance they all said the same thing. “It has the cleanest bathroom I’ve ever been in.” They’ve been saying it since inception in 1982, but Cintas made it official in 2012. Buc-ee’s was recognized for having the cleanest bathrooms in America!
However, the awards don’t stop nationally. Buc-ee’s also holds two world records: World’s Largest Convenience Store and World’s Longest Car Wash.
Know what you can already find in Auburn? A nice place to call home with Shelton Mill Townhomes! Like Buc-ee’s, we have something for everyone. See photos here. To catch up on more community news, events and more, keep reading our blogs!