OCALA, Fla. (WFLA) – Exciting news! The popular travel center and gas station from Texas may be getting a new location in Central Florida.
That’s right, according to reports, Beaver Nuggets (caramel popcorn) may be closer than you think. WESH stated that leaders in Marion County are expected to discuss a zoning request to put in a Buc-ee’s gas station in Ocala.
The request is 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.
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.