The Buc-ee's in Leeds, Alabama. (Photo by Steve Pokin)

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The time has finally come. Beaver nuggets for all who have been waiting.

The long-awaited Buc-ee’s Springfield store will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 11, according to a company press release.

Doors will open at 6 a.m. on Dec. 11, with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m., according to the release.

The 53,000-square-foot convenience store, which will be the first Missouri location for the Texas-based chain, is located at 3284 N. Beaver Road — formerly Mulroy Road — off of Interstate 44 in northeast Springfield. It will feature 120 fuel pumps, an enormous selection of drinks and snacks, groceries, souvenirs and other goods for sale.

Buc-ee’s has a total of $9.2 million in tax incentives from the city of Springfield. In late 2022, the Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission voted in favor of renaming a portion of the road Buc-ee’s was built on to Beaver Road, a nod to the chain’s mascot. The Buc-ee’s company expects to spend $56 million to build its store and gas pumps in Springfield.

Springfield City Utilities footed the $250,000 bill for part of the cost of running utilities under I-44 to the mega gas station and convenience store. Buc-ee’s will be on all five of CU’s services.

State and local leaders attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony will include Springfield Mayor Ken McClure, Springfield City Councilman Abe McGull and more. 

Buc-ee’s pillows adorn the shelves in a store the size of Big Box retailers. (Photo by Steve Pokin)

Ryan Collins

Ryan Collins is the business and economic development reporter for the Springfield Daily Citizen. Collins graduated from Glendale High School in 2011 before studying journalism and economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He previously worked for Bloomberg News. Contact him at (417) 849-2570 or More by Ryan Collins