Allsup’s plans truck stop

Less than a year after Allsup’s Convenience Stores completed a total makeover of its location on the Lubbock Highway, the New Mexico based company will next remake and expand its presence on the Tahoka Highway. That location, 708 Tahoka Road, was built by the company more than 40 years ago, according to Robert Teachout, an area supervisor for Allsup’s. 

 “We have been in Brownfield for a long time and we plan to stay here,” he said. “We like this community and we want to give back to it.” 

The current store will be demolished, as well as numerous homes that surround it to make room for an Allsup’s truck stop. 

Plans call for a larger convenience store, set farther back from the highway frontage, additional gas pumps under a large awning and a diesel island to accommodate trucks.  A rendering of the proposed site shows 12 fuel pumps on the Tahoka Hwy frontage and four diesel bays to the east of the store, near North C Street.

Company officials have been busy for months planning the project, including purchasing homes and properties from nearby residents.  In all, five homes will be razed to make room for the new facility. 

Contracts were executed last week, and those residents agreed to vacate the properties within 15 days of closing. 

Teachout said some demolition already has begun and he expects it to ramp up quickly, but he did not have a timeline for completion. The current store will close for the duration of the project.

Satellite images of the property show that Allsup’s footprint will more than double with the acquisition of the nearby lots. “Mr. Allsup is committed to growing the company and improving the images of our stores,” Teachout said. “We are thrilled with how the south store came out and we’re excited about this expansion.” 

Allsup’s has had a presence in Brownfield for almost 50 years and currently employs more than 20 people.

Article Courtesy of Brownfield News

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