Famous Texas based convenience store, Buc-ee’s, is officially coming to Athens, Alabama! This is the third one to open in Alabama, but the first of its kind in North Alabama. Construction started on November 17th and the site is located at the Southeast corner of Interstate 65 and Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road. This is a great development for Athens because it will bring 175 full-time jobs to the area with great benefits such as healthcare, 401k, and 3 week paid leave and starting pay is $14 an hour. This location of Buc-ee’s will feature 120 fueling stations and will have more than 60,000 square feet of retail space holding thousands of snacks, meals, and drinks inside. The store is so big and has such a variety of products to choose from that you could do your grocery shopping there. While they are known for their huge stores, they’re also famous for their clean bathrooms and iconic “Beaver Nuggets” which are crunchy, sweet puffed corn nuggets. This is very exciting news and it is set to open sometime in 2023.