Here are the words you’ve been waiting to hear from Buc-ee’s in Calhoun:
“Buc-ee’s is excited to announce our 2nd Georgia (Calhoun) Store – opening July 2021.”
The note is attached to the seven jobs now listed for the 53,000-square-foot, 126 fuel spot mega store coming to Calhoun this year. Here’s where to apply and which jobs are available: Buc-ee’s
The store already has signs up along I-75 — and they’re causing anxiety. We talked with a metro Atlanta doctor on Saturday who spotted the signs as he and his family drove north on the interstate, thinking his favorite from the Gulf states had finally opened in Northwest Georgia. One of the final signs included “coming soon.” He’ll be among the first on site when doors open in July.
We’ll try to get a more precise opening date later today. Until now, it has been “summer.”
From our February story:
Due later this year, the Texas-based convenience store chain Buc-ee’s campus near Calhoun is flying together. The above photo, courtesy of Hutton Construction out of Chattanooga, gives you a quick look at the 126 “fuel handles” on the right side fo the photograph as well as the 53,000-square-foot store itself.
You can see now at 250 Johnson Lake Road, just off I-75 in Gordon County. We checked in with Jeff Nadalo, a spokesman for Buc-ee’s, on Monday. His update: “We are still progressing on schedule.”
What we know so far:
- Buc-ee’s will employ around 200 people. As of Monday, none of the jobs were posted on the corporate site — but it does list the Calhoun location.
- The store will sell “barbecue, homemade fudge, kolaches, Beaver nuggets, jerky and fresh pastries. In addition, Buc-ee’s stores feature a large selection of clothing and home decor items,” Nadalo said in an earlier conversation.
- The chain’s first store in Georgia, at 7001 Russell Parkway in Fort Valley, opened in November.