Not all adjacent business suffering
in the Wall Street Journal and on the ABC network’s “World News with Diane Sawyer.”
Business so far has been brisk at the Bastrop Buc-ee’s, district manager Bill Pitocco said.
“We appreciate the reception the great city of Bastrop has given us and are thankful for all the support we are getting from loyal Bucee’s customers – and all of our new customers, too,” Pitocco said. “Our employees feed off of that support and in turn we think our customers feed off of our enthusiasm for them. We feel good about the future and look forward to growing together.”
The news isn’t bad for all adjacent restaurants and stores, though. Several new businesses have already sprung up adjacent to Buc-ee’s, including Super Donut and a Subway sandwich shop in a recently built strip mall across the street. A silver buyer is on the way and a meat market is also under construction nearby.
At Koketa’s Salon, which is in the same shopping center as Bastrop Corner, owner Esperanza Dominguez is all smiles. The beauty shop has been open about 18 months, she said.
“Buc-ee’s is so big,” she said. “There’s a lot more traffic around here now – and that means more customers for us.”
The new Buc-ee’s in Bastrop boasts 655 parking spaces and 48 fueling stations. The chain is perhaps best known for its clean restrooms.