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Old 07-20-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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GREAT news! Dayton will FINALLY have a close-in truck stop. As truck-dependent as we are here, it's long overdue. Granted, Love's only serves fast food. And there's only fast food across the street. But it's a LOT better than hiking up from Franklin or Eaton or even London or Beaverdam.



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Old 07-20-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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Ha ha. We only see Love's when we travel somewhere. My wife and I have this running joke... we see a Love's and we say in a mocking voice "Luuuuuuuuvess!" Well, it's stupid but it breaks up the trip.

I just looked it up - the closest Love's is in Jeffersonville.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Some interesting comments at the bottom of the article; it seems not all agree this will benefit Dayton.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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Some interesting comments at the bottom of the article; it seems not all agree this will benefit Dayton.
I don't see any negative effects. We SORELY need truck parking & facilities close to Dayton. The Love's will provide local jobs. The former facility will no longer be vacant and, instead, be on the tax rolls. I think it's a good deal for Dayton.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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Ha ha. We only see Love's when we travel somewhere. My wife and I have this running joke... we see a Love's and we say in a mocking voice "Luuuuuuuuvess!" Well, it's stupid but it breaks up the trip.

I just looked it up - the closest Love's is in Jeffersonville.
There's also a Love's on I-70 just West of Richmond, IN (Exit 149B, US 35)
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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From the description in the news article it sounds like a small city is moving in.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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On a major route like I-75, 100 truck parking spaces will go REAL fast as night falls.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My wife and I have this running joke... we see a Love's and we say in a mocking voice "Luuuuuuuuvess!" Well, it's stupid but it breaks up the trip.
LMAO ... Anything to keep awake!
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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On a major route like I-75, 100 truck parking spaces will go REAL fast as night falls.
I believe it. Any time I've had to drive long distance at night on an interstate, EVERY rest stop has trucks backed up to the highway on the shoulders of the ramps (can they get away with that? Guess so.) There is this incredible "spot" demand for truck parking spaces at nighttime.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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I believe it. Any time I've had to drive long distance at night on an interstate, EVERY rest stop has trucks backed up to the highway on the shoulders of the ramps (can they get away with that? Guess so.) There is this incredible "spot" demand for truck parking spaces at nighttime.
Ohioan58, truck parking (especially in and around major cities in the Eastern U.S.) is very hard to come by. Parking on an on-ramp is dangerous and, in many places, gets the offender a fine. Just getting permission to build a new truck stop is a major undertaking. (building permits, environmental and other issues) And that's even before you get to the usual local opposition to the traffic, noise and other issues. I'll have to say that all of the truck stop operators do an excellent job of keeping the riff-raff off the truck parking areas nowadays.
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