Sidney is welcoming a major business development to the Panhandle.
Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store plans to invest up to $10-million to build a facility in Sidney with 100 truck stalls, a restaurant and 24-hour roadside assistance service.
Project Manager Steve Walters told the city council why Love’s wants a presence in Sidney.
“You guys are reaping the benefit of a decision that Wyoming made,” Walters says. “Wyoming raised their diesel fuel tax. It used to be cheaper to fuel in Cheyenne than it was in Nebraska. Now, it’s cheaper to fuel in Sidney before they get to Cheyenne. Sidney had been on our radar for quite some time and when that decision was made (by Wyoming), it really bumped it up on our priority list.”
Love’s hopes to start construction in Sidney soon. The facility should open early in 2015.
By Dave Collins, KSID, Sidney