To give a little perspective, the new Huber Heights Buc-ee’s will be:
• a few thousand square feet larger than the former Kroger in Miamisburg, a 68,860-square-foot edifice;
• large enough to fit at least 12 Sheetz convenience stores inside it;
• nearly 40% of the size of a Walmart Supercenter, which is 187,000 square feet on average, according to the company’s website.
Founded in Texas in 1982, Buc-ee’s operates 34 stores across Texas and 12 out of state. While most locations are the size of a typical convenience store, about 3,000 square feet, its travel centers are gigantic. Since launching a multi-state expansion in 2019, Buc-ee’s has opened larger locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee. New locations are on the way in Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas
Springfield, Missouri, on its website, says a 53,000-square-foot Buc-ee’s opening there in December is expected to create 200 jobs. The larger size of the Huber Heights store means hundreds of jobs are coming to the Dayton area as well.
The size of the Huber Heights site at the Clark County line — 53 acres — gives Buc-ee’s ample space for not only 120 gas pumps, but also 24 Tesla Superchargers.
“This is great for travelers and local EV owners, especially now that Tesla is opening up its network to all OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in 2024,” said Tim Benford, immediate past president of non-profit Drive Electric Dayton.
Plans also show the Huber Heights location will carry DEF (diesel exhaust fluid).