Central Texas will soon be home to the biggest Buc-ee's in the country as plans to replace and expand its Luling store, located about an hour southeast of Austin, are in the works.
The world’s largest convenience store announced on Wednesday that it would build the soon-to-be biggest location next door to the existing building for a smooth transition.
The new building will take up more than 75,000 square feet and feature 120 fuel stations, all the while maintaining the selection of barbecue, Beaver nuggets and clean bathrooms.
The convenience store chain has recently been in competition with itself to keep topping its most spacious stores—the company built a 74,000-square-foot flagship store in Tennessee in 2021 but announced plans for an even bigger store in Johnstown, Colorado. The new store will top them both.
The remodel is overdue for Luling, which became home to the first location in 2003. The new travel center will add at least 200 jobs to the area and the development team said it is working closely with city of Luling, the Luling Economic Development Corporation, and Caldwell County.
Elon Musk has placed an order for a new, top-of-the-line private jet: a Gulfstream G700, Austonia has learned. Delivery is expected in early 2023.
Billed as offering “the most spacious cabin in history,” the aircraft seats 19 and soars above the rest of us at up to 51,000 feet. Base price: $78 million.
The Gulfstream G700 was awarded the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Award for excellence in cabin design this year. (Gulfstream)
According to the Gulfstream website, the G700 can fly up to 7,500 nautical miles without refueling, enough range to fly nonstop from Austin to Hong Kong. Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines, it has its own Wi-Fi system, 20 oval windows measuring 28” x 21”, and two lavatories.
The sweet new ride will replace his current top-of-line private jet: a 2015 Gulfstream G650, the aircraft that has been made somewhat famous by the automated @elonjet Twitter account, which tracks and reports his personal aircraft’s movements using public data.
Landed in Austin, Texas, US. Apx. flt. time 44 Mins. pic.twitter.com/jZ7HI0i4iV
— ElonJet (@ElonJet) June 24, 2022
Musk has repeatedly championed “free speech” as a guiding ethic in his planned purchase of Twitter. Last December, Musk offered the teenager who built the @elonjet tracker $50,000 to shut it down, citing security concerns. It’s still up.
According to the @elonjet account, Musk’s jet last traveled to Austin, where it’s been since June 23. The associated data says that his flight to Austin burned $2,573 worth of aviation fuel and discharged 4 tons of carbon dioxide.
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