ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Texas chain Buc-ee’s has purchased a roughly 14-acre plot of land in St. Johns County for $5.5 million, pushing forward with plans to bring the mega-sized gas station chain to the Sunshine State and the First Coast.
A special warranty deed was filed earlier this month with St. Johns County courts, allowing Buc-ee’s to acquire the land needed for their next gas station on Interstate 95 near World Golf Village.
The popular chain will still need to get the necessary permits and approvals before building.
The new gas station will be a 52,600-square-foot store with 120 gas pumps.
The store is known for its clean bathrooms, assortments of snacks (including beaver nuggets) and beef jerky, and sales of electronics and food dishes. It’s a giant gas station that will trump the size of the Gate, Daily’s and Race Trac convenience stores you might be accustomed to here on the First Coast.
Last year, Bon Appetit magazine called Buc-ee’s the best rest stop in the country.
The store is expected to be located in the southwest quadrant of the Interstate Golf Parkway and I-95, about 15 miles south of Interstate 295.