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East Coast Band
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The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
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Nadalo, the general counsel at Buc-ee's, said the company chose the Baldwin County site because the company believes "Alabama is aligned with the type of customer we are looking for." He added, "Folks like to travel and there is a strong work force in the area and we obviously need a talented work force to support our operations. Alabama is not too far from Texas, so we are looking forward to being there for our first out-of-state location."


Not sure if I'm proud of that or not.

The article also adds some tidbits:

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Buc-ee's has announced plans to expand into Florida, with stores announced in Daytona Beach and Fort Myers. A plan in 2016 to build a Buc-ee's along Interstate 12 in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, fell apart after the company terminated a purchase agreement, according to published reports.


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The company has received tax incentives for some of its Texas locations. In Denton, Texas, the City Council approved $8.1 million over 22 years in sales tax reimbursements to lure a Buc-ee's to Interstate 35 north of Dallas. In Boerne, Texas - northwest of San Antonio - elected officials agreed in 2016 to allow the company to keep half of the sales taxes generated for 20 years.


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"We were glad to be able to work with them so they would be here even though we didn't have to give away a sales tax abatement," said Baldwin County Commissioner Tucker Dorsey. Commissioner Chris Elliott, who is running for an Alabama State Senate seat in November, said there were talks between Buc-ee's and Baldwin County officials about offering incentives, but none were given.


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Buc-ee's is most definitely not a "truck stop:" 18-wheelers are not allowed. Thus, the venues cater almost solely to travelers. "Buc-ee's bucks the retail format trend in many ways," said Shankar. "Its value proposition is superior customer experience for a traveler. Not only are the gas prices low, but the restrooms are squeaky clean and offers a Walmart-like assortment with a pleasant experience. The experience is so unique that its customers feel like acting as its advocate." Some publications have referred to Buc-ee's loyalists as "cult-like," but Lindenberg said the appeal isn't limited to just Texas. "It attracts travelers from all over the country passing through the state," he said


BRgetthenet
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
Would you be proud of a citizenry of welfare recipients?



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there were talks between Buc-ee's and Baldwin County officials about offering incentives, but none were given.



In LA, that’s SOP.


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rpr4695
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
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A plan in 2016 to build a Buc-ee's along Interstate 12 in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, fell apart after the company terminated a purchase agreemen




Flat Stanley
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
Buc-Ee’s desires excellence, that piece of shite state east of Texas just couldn’t deliver


The Boat
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
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A plan in 2016 to build a Buc-ee's along Interstate 12 in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, fell apart after the company terminated a purchase agreement,

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aVatiger
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
La will never have nice things


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hawgfaninc
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
I'll take sour grapes by Louisiana residents for $300 Alex


ThatMakesSense
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
I have 3 Buc-ees within a 15 mile radius of me.

Suck my nuts.


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AUCE05
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
Becuase we are growing too damn much. Seems like half of the northeast is migrating to AL like the damn ISIS.


TutHillTiger
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
When are they building the damn thing on springhill?


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Jim Rockford
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
Love's travel plaza is good enough for me.


dewster
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
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"Alabama is aligned with the type of customer we are looking for."


People that are impressed with a giant gas station?


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Fatty Magoo
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
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Not sure if I'm proud of that or not.


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Alabama


Nothing to be proud of there, bud.


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fallguy_1978
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
Gumps love gas stations


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SoulGlo
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
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Becuase we are growing too damn much. Seems like half of the northeast is migrating to AL like the damn ISIS.



And the vast majority will loyally vote Dem, turning Alabama into a liberal shithole just like they escaped from. Alabama is already a shithole... add liberals and look out.


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Pecker
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
Are we still talking about gas stations?


RogerTheShrubber
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
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Buc-Ee’s desires excellence,


The thing Texans are so in love with, a gas station.


fallguy_1978
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re: The reason behind why Buc-ees chose Alabama for its first non-Texas location
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Are we still talking about gas stations?

I don't get it either. I've been to Bucees. It's a big gas station. If you really have to take a shite it's a good option. Otherwise it's basically a truck stop.


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lsunurse
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along Interstate 12 in Baton Rogue,



Guess I shouldn't be that surprised that an article written from Alabama can't even master basic spelling.


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La Squared
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The thing Texans are so in love with, Texas


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