Buc-ee's in Daytona Beach had their grand opening on Monday, March 22nd at 8:00 a.m. A line of people started forming the night before to be one of the first patrons. As reported online in the News Journal by Clayton Park, "By mid-morning, the Daytona Beach Buc-ee's had already drawn more than 2,500 customers, according to company officials. Some had even waited overnight."
Buc-ee's is a Texas based chain gas station/travel convenience center with 104 gas pumps and a 53,000 sq. ft. grocery store. Buc-ee's is located at 2330 Gateway North Drive, which is on the northeast side of the Interstate 95/LPGA Boulevard interchange. Buc-ee's has already employed over 300 people.
According to Clayton Park, "A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Daytona Beach city leaders, members of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was held at 11 a.m. Buc-ee's co-founder Arch "Beaver" Aplin flew in from the company's headquarters in Texas to take part in cutting the ribbon with DeSantis."
The co-founder Aplin told the cheering crowd on opening day, "We aim to exceed your expectations."
Heather Shubirg, executive vice president of Team Volusia Economic Development Corp., focused on recruiting companies to Volusia County said," she was involved in the initial efforts to try to persuade Buc-ee's to expand to Florida five years ago. I was vice president of business development at Enterprise Florida at the time, referring to the economic development arm for the state. It's very exciting to see Buc-ee's open. It's proof that economic development takes time."
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