Buc-ee’s Is Coming to Amarillo & They Really Messed Up
Not even a month ago, I was writing about the rumors of Buc-ee's possibly coming to Amarillo. Now, say it ain't so, but it's really happening. Big congrats to Amarillo, but honestly, Buc-ee's really did mess up on this one.
On Tuesday, February 8th, 2022, the Amarillo City Council voted unanimously to approve an economic development agreement with the Buc-ee’s Travel Center chain during their regular meeting. This means they agreed with the chain to establish the construction of a 53,000-square foot travel center at the southeast corner of E I-40 and Airport Blvd. The new business is set to take up about 20 acres.
But...why? We all know Amarillo is a great city to drive through, but not stay in. Honestly, there should be a Buc-ee's there at some point, but Lubbock is the West Texas city for a business to be in.
I've heard some rumors that Bu-cee's could be coming to Clovis Highway, which would be really awesome and something everyone would love, but I think it's more on the rumor side than truth. Who knows?
But in all seriousness, I am excited for Amarillo and the fact that Buc-ee's will finally be in West Texas. For all us Lubbockites, it will be a shorter drive if we want some Buc-ee's Beaver Nuggets.