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The Orange County commissioners talked for over three hours Tuesday about a 2.3 million-square-foot commercial development near Hillsborough but postponed a decision to Oct. 20.

Research Triangle Logistics Park, slated for the southeastern corner of Old N.C. 86 and Interstate 40, would have twice the square footage of The Streets at Southpoint mall and shopping center. 

The commissioners are being asked to approve a master plan and conditional zoning for the project, which the developer said could attract warehouse, light industry and research companies.

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5 hours ago, SydneyCarton said:

There's a lot of opposition to this.

Orange County needs to stop being so reflexively antidevopment. It’s stymying economic opportunities for the county, especially blue collar and modest income residents. 

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Outside of Hillsborough in Efland in right off I-85/40 Texas based Bucee's may build a gas station.  In true Texas style this is no ordinary gas station.  It is 40,000 sq with usually 100 plus gas pumps no large trucks allowed.  They are legendary in Texas and now in Alabama, coming soon to Florida, Georgia, SC, and Tennessee.  This would be the first location in NC and as a past customer of Bucee's you will make it your stop for gas, food, coffee, and other things.  Their bathrooms are the cleanest in the US according to some studies of roadside bathrooms.

https://abc13.com/buc-ees-north-carolina-texas-travel-stop-clean-bathrooms-beaver-nuggets/6418986/

from an Atlanta based story where I read about this location

https://www.tonetoatl.com/2020/10/Buc-ees-Opening-In-November-In-Macon-Warner-Robins.html

It is a size of a truck stop but only for cars and pickup trucks.  

https://buc-ees.com/

 

I stop at everyone I see when I am in Texas and I will be there shortly and take some photos for you to see its massive size. 

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1 hour ago, SydneyCarton said:

How does it compare to Sheetz?  The Sheetz in Hillsborough is pretty nice.

about 8 times bigger in size  here is a video of their Katy store and I have been there.  only a few have car washes like this one.  But look at the gas pumps and the size of the store is size of a Food Lion. 

 

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15 hours ago, KJHburg said:

Outside of Hillsborough in Efland in right off I-85/40 Texas based Bucee's may build a gas station.  In true Texas style this is no ordinary gas station.  It is 40,000 sq with usually 100 plus gas pumps no large trucks allowed.  They are legendary in Texas and now in Alabama, coming soon to Florida, Georgia, SC, and Tennessee.  This would be the first location in NC and as a past customer of Bucee's you will make it your stop for gas, food, coffee, and other things.  Their bathrooms are the cleanest in the US according to some studies of roadside bathrooms.

https://abc13.com/buc-ees-north-carolina-texas-travel-stop-clean-bathrooms-beaver-nuggets/6418986/

from an Atlanta based story where I read about this location

https://www.tonetoatl.com/2020/10/Buc-ees-Opening-In-November-In-Macon-Warner-Robins.html

It is a size of a truck stop but only for cars and pickup trucks.  

https://buc-ees.com/

 

I stop at everyone I see when I am in Texas and I will be there shortly and take some photos for you to see its massive size. 

Not going to lie, I'm pretty excited about this.  I went to Bucee's when I was in Austin last month and was amazed.  Actually terrified and amazed lol.  

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18 minutes ago, jtmonk said:

Not going to lie, I'm pretty excited about this.  I went to Bucee's when I was in Austin last month and was amazed.  Actually terrified and amazed lol.  

one needs to come to lets say Lexington to get the Charlotte to Triad to Triangle traffic.  People plan their stops on road trips with Bucees.  

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11 hours ago, KJHburg said:

someone has posted a video of its location in Efland in western Orange County.  It is huge convenience store the largest of any in terms of size for average store.  Sells all kinds of food, merchandise, etc.   There is nothing to compare it with in NC size of the truck stop but only for cars and light trucks.  I will take some photos when I am in Texas this month. 

 

My kids have all day soccer tournaments in Efland, and there's nowhere to go for lunch between the games.  This should be good.

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18 minutes ago, SydneyCarton said:

My kids have all day soccer tournaments in Efland, and there's nowhere to go for lunch between the games.  This should be good.

they will love it and depending on their age want a Bucee Beaver keychain or shirt.  I saw the soccer complex nearby there. 

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47 minutes ago, SydneyCarton said:

The soccer complex is very nice.  At the moment, we have to drive to Mebane for lunch.  It will be nice to have something in Efland.

the entire soccer team can use the restrooms at once that how many stalls they have with lights to tell you if they are vacant or ocupado.

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extensive traffic analysis posted by Orange County.   I dont believe there will be any more traffic on 85/40 but of course lots of people going off both exits there.   You can see from the site plan how big the Bucees travel center is and there will be surrounding development as well.

https://www.orangecountync.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12680/BEAVER-CROSSING-MPD-CZ---TRAFFIC-IMPACT-ANALYSIS-PHASE-2---August-7-2020?bidId=

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/09/10/beaver-nuggets-in-north-carolina-this-is-where-iconic-texas-chain-buc-ees-says-its-hoping-to-go-next/   and Beaver nuggets are good.

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