SMITHS GROVE, Ky. — Buc-ee’s, home of the world’s cleanest bathrooms, freshest food and friendliest beaver, will break ground on its new travel center in Smiths Grove, Kentucky, on Monday, June 5, 2023. At 10:30 a.m. CST, Buc-ee’s will celebrate the start of construction with a ceremony attended by local and state leaders who helped make the project possible.
Buc-ee’s Smiths Grove is the second Buc-ee’s location in Kentucky. The first, Buc-ee’s Richmond, opened in April of 2022.
Located at 4001 Smiths Grove-Scottsville Road, Buc-ee’s Smiths Grove will occupy 53,471 square feet and offer 120 fueling positions. Buc-ee’s favorites, including Texas barbeque, homemade fudge, kolaches, Beaver Nuggets, jerky and fresh pastries, will all be available. Visitors will find thousands of snack, meal and drink options, the same award-winning restrooms, cheap gas, quality products and excellent service that have won the hearts, trust and business of millions in the South for 40 years.
Attendees of the Buc-ee’s Smiths Grove groundbreaking ceremony will include Rocky Adkins, Senior Advisor to Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky; Mayor David Stiffey of Smiths Grove; Smiths Grove City Commissioners Bob Buehl, Buddy Marr, Steve Roney, and Eric Schroader; Warren County Judge-Executive Doug Gorman; and former Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon.
Founded in Texas in 1982, Buc-ee’s operates 45 stores across Texas and the South. Since its multi-state expansion in 2019, Buc-ee’s has opened travel centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Buc-ee’s is headed West with store groundbreakings in Colorado and Missouri.
“We are excited to be in Western Kentucky along a beautiful stretch of I-65 between Nashville and Louisville,” said Stan Beard of Buc-ee’s. “Smiths Grove will be the smallest town with a Buc-ee’s. It has a big heart just like we do, so we’ll get along just fine!”
Throughout the project, the Buc-ee’s development team will continue to work closely with local partners, including the City of Smiths Grove, KYTC and Warren County. Buc-ee’s Smiths Grove will bring at least 200 jobs to the area, starting to pay well above minimum wage, full benefits, a 6% matching 401k, and three weeks of paid vacation.