For Immediate Release
September 17, 2015
Pearland Economic Development Corporation
PEDC Welcomes Buc-ee’s to Pearland
Convenience store and travel center chain to lease 4,900 square feet of office space in Pearland Town Center
PEARLAND, Texas — Leadership with the City of Pearland and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Buc-ee’s, who will relocate parts of its headquarters operations to Pearland.
PEDC began working with Buc-ee’s, the convenience store chain known for its large travel centers throughout Texas, on its office relocation earlier this year. The company’s new offices, located at 11200 Broadway, will occupy approximately 4,900 square feet of lease space in the Pearland Town Center.
“We are excited about our future home in Pearland and the opportunities this will bring,” said Jeff Nadalo, General Counsel of Buc-ee’s. “We look forward to many years of growth within the community.”
Buc-ee’s operates convenience stores and travel centers throughout the Central and Gulf Coast region of Texas. Its travel centers are large stores that typically cover over 60,000 square-feet, with as many as 120 fueling positions. The company opened its first convenience store in Lake Jackson in 1982 and now operates 31 stores within the state.
“The City of Pearland is delighted that such a locally recognized company has chosen Pearland for its partial headquarters location,” stated Pearland Mayor Tom Reid. “I always keep an eye out for their stores when I’m traveling across the state and Buc-ee’s selection of Pearland is a testament to our community’s favorable business climate and quality of life.”
Buc-ee’s plans to complete construction and begin operations at its new Pearland office in early 2016. Approximately 20 employees will work at the new partial headquarters location, providing human resources and legal functions that support its stores across the state.
Established in 1995, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation is committed to enhancing the community’s economic vitality through the attraction, retention and expansion of primary employers. PEDC works to ensure the business climate and built environment strongly support these efforts by focusing on aesthetics, infrastructure, quality of life, image, workforce and quality development and redevelopment of key Pearland districts and corridors. For more information, visit www.pearlandedc.com
About Buc-ee’s, Ltd.
Business partners Arch “Beaver” Alpin III and Don Wasek opened their first convenience store in Lake Jackson in 1982, which still operates today. After opening traditional convenience stores for two decades, Buc-ee’s expanded by opening the first-of-its-kind travel center in Luling, Texas. Buc-ee’s travel centers are large stores that typically cover over 60,000 square-feet with large restrooms, as many as 120 fueling positions and a deli with a selection of beef jerky, pastries, prepared sandwiches, tacos, Dippin’ Dots and homemade fudge. Buc-ee’s currently operates 31 stores throughout Texas and has plans to open additional locations in and outside of Texas. For more information, visit www.buc-ees.com