Love’s is breaking ground on a 13,000-sq. ft. Travel Store facility on the 40 Southside of Exit 126. In addition to the travel center, the Holladay store will include an Arby’s Restaurant and a 12,000-sq. ft. tire facility.
Chad Previch, External Communications Manager of Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, said, “Love’s Travel Stops is excited to bring a new location to the Holladay community in 2020. For most locals who remember years back, it will sit on the old location of the Stuckey’s store at the corner of the I-40 East Bound on-ramp. The Holladay location will be our largest store concept, which we only began opening in late 2018. The Holladay store will bring new jobs, a tire shop, an Arby’s and parking spots for trucks, cars and RVs.
Holladay can also look forward to everything Love’s is known for: fuel, snacks, drinks, coffee, electronics, clean places, friendly faces and anything else needed to get back on the road quickly.”
Local feedback held concerns that the property was “on the other side of the interstate and not in our jurisdiction.” In response, County Mayor Brett Lashlee reaffirmed that Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store, the largest store concept in the state will indeed be on 95% of Benton County land.
The mayor further explained, “The expansion of the new Love’s Truck Stop is promising for future economic development potential at our interstate exits. Naturally, the enhanced potential to pull more motorists off the interstate will aid both Benton and Decatur Counties’ businesses as we will see business investors looking to our interstate exit for economic opportunity. Benton and Decatur governments have been working behind the scenes to improve and grow our infrastructure along the interstate. The added jobs and tax revenues will be welcomed in our future budgets.”
Lashlee finished by adding, “I believe our interstate area is just beginning to see a positive glimpse of growing economic development with Love’s decision to locate here in Benton County.”
Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores was founded in 1964 and has since grown to more than 22,000 employees and 470 locations in 41 states. The Holladay store is projected to staff 40 full-time employees with anticipated salaries of $9.80 per hour. In addition, six Managerial positions will range between $28,000-$60,000 per year. It is expected to open in February.