The Dallas-Fort Worth area is to get a third branch of Buc-ee's, a truck stop phenomenon with cult-like appeal. In a late-night meeting on December 1, the Denton City Council approved financial incentives for a Buc-ee's travel center to be built off Interstate 35E and Texas Loop 288, just south of Golden Triangle Mall.
Developer Arch “Beaver” Aplin III is still working out a deal to buy the land from John "Sparky" Pearson, who owns the property; Pearson also owns Barley & Board.
The proposal had faced some opposition, both from residents who live nearby and from residents who felt that the council wasn't forthcoming about the deal. Some who spoke at the council meeting said they weren't against a Buc-ee's but against tax incentives.
Buc-ee's is a roadside attraction with a beaver logo that appears on much of the merchandise. In addition to numerous gas pumps, Buc-ee's is also a candy store, deli, and gift shop. One Yelper called it "the illegitimate love child of an old Stuckey's (but with clean restrooms) and a small Wal-Mart filled with road trip necessities."
Some of its trademarks include Beaver nuggets, beef jerky, and award-winning bathrooms that are cleaned frequently. The chain has 31 stores around Texas.