Buc-ee's in Terrell, Texas, United States. {Photo Credit: lee leblanc, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons}

A popular Southern gas station chain is planning to open its first location in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area.

New Kent, Virginia announced today that the company had applied to the county for a planning and zoning permit. If the application is accepted and the process is completed, the location would be the first in the state for the company.

As reported by WAVY:

“The 74,000-square-foot store with 120 fueling stations and 557 parking spaces is planned for the exit 211 interchanges just off I-64.

Buc-ee’s also boasts the “cleanest restrooms in America” and competitive pay and benefits for workers. The New Kent store will have an average minimum wage of $16-18 per hour with benefits for full-time workers, New Kent says.

The New Kent store is set to employ 175 people and will be just smaller than the largest Buc-ee’s, which opened last year in Luling, Texas. The closest location to Hampton Roads is currently off I-95 near Florence, South Carolina.”

Under the leadership of Governor Glenn Youngkin, the Commonwealth has attracted a number of nationally and internationally renowned companies in recent months.