October 5, 2016
Buc-ee’s, the rest-stop chain that announced earlier this year that it would open its first location outside Texas in Baton Rouge, decided not to develop. The company terminated a purchase agreement to buy 15 acres at Interstate 12 and Millerville Road.
It was reported in March that Buc-ee’s would anchor the 56-acre, mixed-use Greens at Millerville. The rest stop would have boasted 90 fueling pumps and more than 60,000 square feet of retail space. Buc-ee’s cited lack of critical mass as the reason for not going forward.
According to Greens at Millerville developer Windy Gladney, all the project permits had been secured, and the site plans approved. “They had everything they needed,” he said. “They could have closed last week and gone to work. Everything was done and ready to go to construction.”
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