Officials Break Ground on Future Buc-ee’s Location in Rockingham County

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) – One of the most famous travel centers in the country is coming to Rockingham County.

The excitement around Buc-ee’s has been stirring for months and Tuesday ground was officially broken.

The 74,000-square-foot building will be filled with beef jerky, brisket, Beaver Nuggets and the world’s cleanest bathrooms.

“This is a great company coming to a great county in the best state in America and it’s so much fun to see Buc-ee’s come to Virginia,” Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said.

“We are the leading agriculture county in the state of Virginia and that’s very important to us and this land is being lost from agriculture,” Dewey Ritchie, chair of the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors said. “We do not take this decision lightly but we recognize that even while losing these 21 acres we are gaining tremendously.”

Buc-ee’s has been slowly expanding from its original home in Texas throughout the southeast.

“We think Virginia will be key for everyone up in the northeast that kind of travels all the way down to the south we think the interstates here just play really well into it and into our business plan and business model and being out there on that interstate is going to be good for us,” Arch “Beaver” Aplin III, co-founder and CEO of Buc-ee’s said.

Officials said this will be the first Buc-ee’s built in Virginia, although one is set to be built in New Kent County as well.

“It’s an exciting thing and so we are just really really humbled by the fact that the communities that we’re going in to are excited about us being here,” Aplin III said.

They said construction will take about 17 months.

“When you have a chance to come visit Buc-ee’s you’ll know why I’m so excited. There’s nothing like it in America,” Governor Youngkin said.

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