OCALA, Fla. (WFLA) – After a zoning request was issued for the popular travel center and gas station from Texas to make its way to Central Florida last month, leaders took a vote to approve or deny the request.
According to NBC Affiliate WESH, leaders in Marion County unanimously approved the zoning request during a meeting Tuesday afternoon, meaning Beaver Nuggets (caramel popcorn) may be coming sooner than you think.
The zoning request was for a more than 30-acre site that would have the new Buc-ee’s location sit just east of I-75 near Highway 326.
The location for the site would reportedly include an 80,000-square-foot travel center with all the classic Buc-ee’s treats and drinks along with more than one hundred gas pumps.
Although Buc-ee’s are mostly located in Texas, two locations reside in Florida. They can be found in Daytona Beach and St. Augustine.
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Founded in 1982 in Lake Jackson, Texas, the large gas station has expanded over several states including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Buc-ee’s is best known for its massive stores, fuel pumps, clean restrooms, jerky, branded clothing, and Texas-style brisket sandwiches.