The massive Buc-ee’s travel center in Pass Christian will be the first in Mississippi, but you’ll have to patient for the arrival of the business and hundreds of jobs it will bring.
The projected opening date of Buc-ee’s in Harrison County is spring 2025, according to the company.
The new interchange will be complete by then to accommodate the thousands of vehicles Buc-ee’s and other new business in that area will bring.
Construction on the new exit 24 of I-10 began July 5. MDOT said the project will take about 18 months to complete, which is August 2024.
The site where Buc-ee’s will be built, off Menge Avenue near the interstate, recently was mulched in preparation for the start of construction, and groundbreaking is scheduled for Sept. 13.
The new Buc-ee’s on the Mississippi Coast will be one of the largest of the more than 50 stores operated by the Texas-based company.
When will jobs be open for Buc-ee’s in Pass Christian?
At least 200 full-time jobs will be created, and the company said those who are hired will receive starting pay well above minimum wage. The company also provides full benefits, a 6% match on their 401k and three weeks of paid vacation.
It’s way too soon to start applying for jobs at the Coast travel center. That will come toward the end of 2024.
Hiring starts 3-4 months before a store opens, the company said, and Buc-ee’s typically hosts mass hiring events once the opening date gets closer.
With so many facets to these travel centers, employees could work in food service, making fresh fudge and pastries, Texas barbecue and other Buc-ee’s specialties. It’s also a retail store, with about half of the sprawling stores devoted to the display of souvenirs, seasonal items and gifts. Staff also will be needed to service the 120 fueling pumps and 24 electric charging stations.