“They’re not just in the community, but they’re vested in the community,” Pedraza said.
The project was first announced in September of 2013. The site at 4725 South Charleston Pike was formerly occupied by the Prime Fuel station.
“We’re excited about the Springfield location because it’s in a prime spot right off of I-70,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s in a press release. “We can conveniently serve residents who commute to Dayton and Columbus, as well as professional drivers.”
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The truck stop will be open 24 hours a day and has about 110 truck parking spots and 18 gas pumps. It includes a convenience store and Subway restaurant, both of which are also open.
It also has a Love’s Truck Tire Care center that offers mechanical services for truck drivers, as well as a 90-foot digital pricing sign along I-70.
The 12,000-square-foot travel stop is Love’s 10th location in Ohio. The Oklahoma City-based company has 440 locations across the country.
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Staying with the story
The Springfield News-Sun has reported on the planned $7.5 million Love’s Travel Stop since the story first broke in September 0f 2013.