ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
Beaver Dam rest area operator contract awarded

Martin and Bayley, Inc., experienced convenience store operators in five states, to begin renovations. HUCK'S has been a convenience store that customers have come to count on as their fresh food, clean restrooms, and guaranteed fueling destination. "We appreciate the Finance and Administration Cabinet's diligence in procuring a contract for this popular rest area . . . Motorists will soon benefit from the easily accessible services at this location." " ASA JAMES SWAN, chief of staff for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Click on headline for complete story

By Pamela Trautner
News from the KY Finance & Administration Cabinet

FRANKFORT, KY - (Tue 9 Oct 2017) - Today the Finance and Administration Cabinet announced the contract award to Martin and Bayley, Inc. to renovate and operate the Beaver Dam convenience rest area located on the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway near Madisonville.


Martin and Bayley, Inc., experienced convenience rest area operators in five states, has a 20-year contract to renovate, fit up, reconstruct, operate and maintain general merchandise and fuel service operations. The contract, signed late last week, also has two five-year renewal options for a total up to 30 years. The center is scheduled to open January 26, 2018.

"We know travelers and local residents will be happy to see the Beaver Dam Rest Area once again open for business," said William M. Landrum III, secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet. "Martin and Bayley will operate the center 24 hours by 7 days a week by 365 days a year. It will be a convenient spot for the whole family to get refreshments, use the facilities, and fill their gas tank."

The 9+/- acres, the building, and the gas center operations are all part of the contract. Rent to the Commonwealth will be paid quarterly with payments determined as a percentage of gross receipts. Initially the percentage is 1.1 percent with five-year increment increases ranging from 1.6 percent to 3.6 percent if the second extension is awarded.

"The new 4,050-square-foot operation will employ up to 20 associates," said Jim Whetstone, vice president of real estate for Martin and Bayley, Inc. "The store will have six well-lit pumps and 12 fueling stations. Inside the store, customers will find Huck's pizza, our famous fried chicken, amazing fresh bakery, and our freshly prepared 'Grillin' Zone' grill items. These choices are coupled with our convenient drive-thru window, trademarked 'Bigg Swigg' fountain drinks, and our exceptional timer-brewed gourmet coffee program, 'Daybreak Cafe'."

"We appreciate the Finance and Administration Cabinet's diligence in procuring a contract for this popular rest area," said Asa James Swan, chief of staff for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "Motorists will soon benefit from the easily accessible services at this location."

Martin and Bayley, Inc of 1311 A W. Main Street, Carmi, Illinois 62821, was founded in 1960 with its first convenience store in 1974. It operates more than 116 convenience stores in a five state area. HUCK'S has been a convenience store that customers have come to count on as their fresh food, clean restrooms, and guaranteed fueling destination.

For information on the Finance Cabinet go to http://finance.ky.gov/.



This story was posted on 2017-10-10 03:42:43
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.