FLORENCE, S.C. (AP/WBTW) — A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday as a massive gas station and travel center spreading across the Southeast from Texas opens its first location in South Carolina.
Buc-ee’s open its doors in Florence at 6 a.m. ahead of the ribbon-cutting, which will feature Gov. Henry McMaster and House Speaker Murrell Smith.
The Buc-ee’s at Exit 170 on Interstate 95 at 3390 North Williston Road features more than 100 gas pumps and a massive store that includes food, drinks and other merchandise.
The stores are known for their Texas barbeque, homemade fudge, kolaches, Beaver Nuggets, jerky and fresh pastries.
Buc-ee’s first broke ground on the 53,000-square-foot store in November 2020. At the time, officials said the $35 million investment would create roughly 200 jobs.