FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) - Today Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum III announced the opening of the Beaver Dam Rest Area, originally slated for Jan. 26, is delayed due to unforeseen construction issues that are taking longer to address than anticipated.
A grand opening date has not been determined but is expected in late February or early March. Details on the opening will be released as soon as a new target date is determined.
"We feel confident in the experience Martin and Bayley, Inc. brings to the table for renovating the building and operating the center," said Secretary Landrum. "Even with the best planning, there is always the possibility of something happening that could force delays. We want things done right for the safety and security of the construction team and customers."
"Our goal is to get the Beaver Dam Rest Area operational as soon as possible," said Jim Whetstone, VP of real estate for Martin and Bayley, Inc., the new operator for the rest area. "We know travelers are anxious for the gas and convenient store to open, as are we. We look forward to bringing our services and hospitality to new customers in the western Kentucky area."
Martin and Bayley, Inc., based in Carmi, Illinois, will operate the convenience rest area under the HUCK's brand name. They have a 20-year contract to renovate, reconstruct, operate and maintain general merchandise and fuel service operations. HUCKS operates more than 116 convenience stores in a five-state area, priding themselves on providing customers fresh food, clean restrooms, and a guaranteed fueling destination.