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Old 02-05-2021, 11:52 AM
 
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Old 02-05-2021, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Buc-ee's as a concept works in a place like Texas but I just don't see something like that fitting well here in the Triangle. Also, we definitely don't need a 100+ pump gas station in Efland (when cars are starting to go down the electric route), not to mention all the underground storage tanks necessary to make that happen.
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Old 02-05-2021, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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The Buc-ee's proposal is dead. The county asked them to consider scaling it back, and Buc-ee's pulled out.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/lo...249034800.html
Thank god. What an abomination that would have been. It's 2021 ffs.
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Old 02-05-2021, 03:36 PM
 
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The specific site was already entitled for about 2,000,000 sf of development, but not for a gas station/travel plaza. They had asked for them to come up with a list of voluntary items including a smaller sign (24 instead of 80 feet), a promise of 10 electric car chargers (which would be money makers since people charging are going to be there for 30 minutes minimum) and had asked that they consider reducing the number of pumps. Buc ees could have come back with none and forced a vote or come back with all and probably had a 50/50 or better shot of approval. They chose to pack it in.

You can debate about some of the statements that $15/hour and 3 weeks vacation were not jobs befitting the community, but you can’t argue that the county is against development at this site.
I don’t know. The overwhelming majority of NC counties would not have put those demands on Buc fees. Placing a lot of unusual demands on a company to build is the same as being anti development. They are building stores all over the place without meeting such demands, and likely will eventually do so in NC.
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Old 02-05-2021, 06:54 PM
 
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Chapel Hill region continues its track record of being anti development and exclusive while professing progressivism and inclusion. At the end of the day it was just a gas station but those who remember things like the travails of getting a wal-mart or drive through restaurants in chapelboro it fits the mold.
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Old 02-05-2021, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Mauldin/Greenville
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The specific site was already entitled for about 2,000,000 sf of development, but not for a gas station/travel plaza. They had asked for them to come up with a list of voluntary items including a smaller sign (24 instead of 80 feet), a promise of 10 electric car chargers (which would be money makers since people charging are going to be there for 30 minutes minimum) and had asked that they consider reducing the number of pumps. Buc ees could have come back with none and forced a vote or come back with all and probably had a 50/50 or better shot of approval. They chose to pack it in.

You can debate about some of the statements that $15/hour and 3 weeks vacation were not jobs befitting the community, but you can’t argue that the county is against development at this site.
Hopefully they will reconsider and find another NC location. Perhaps I-85 between Charlotte and Greensboro, between Salisbury and Lexington somewhere. As far as I know, plans are still on for the I-85 location in Anderson, SC which is about halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. Big development down there which should be a major travel stop attraction. Plus a big QuikTrip truck stop location on the other side of the exit. Hopefully they will find another spot in NC. Somewhere on 85/40 near Burlington would be good also.
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:57 AM
 
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If Buc-ee's had planned to build an 8-story apartment complex on top of Booker/Bolin Creek, it would have been approved.
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Old 02-06-2021, 10:22 AM
 
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Very glad they withdrew. Not the kind of thing I want in my county.
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Old 02-06-2021, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If Buc-ee's had planned to build an 8-story apartment complex on top of Booker/Bolin Creek, it would have been approved.
Maybe not on top of a creek.......but housing is badly needed in this area. A mega gas station, probably not the greatest use of the property.
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Old 02-07-2021, 06:02 AM
 
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That gas station is a better fit for a small town or something. A housing development or an office building is better for that site than a huge gas station. I am glad they pulled out.
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