OKLAHOMA CITY – Love’s Travel Stops opened a new store on Oct. 14 in Grant Park, Illinois, adding more than 80 parking spaces and 40 jobs to Kankakee County.
The store is located at 8316 N. Route 1.
“We’re excited to open our 30th location in Illinois and help get professional drivers and four-wheel customers back on the road quickly and safely,” Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s, said in a news release.
“Our team members are ready to serve customers in Grant Park and show them the Highway Hospitability Love’s is known for.”
The 24/7 location features more than 8,000 square feet, a Chester’s Chicken, a Godfather’s Pizza, 51 car parking spaces, five diesel bays, four showers and laundry facilities, among other amenities.
In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will donate $2,000, which will be split between the Grant Park Fire Department and the Village of Grant Park.
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I drove by this location several times and questioned if there was enough parking available for trucks. It may have 80 spots to park, but they aren’t for trucks! Maybe 29 parking spots for trucks and you can bet the majority of those will filled before 5:00PM with local drivers who will be enjoying home time at night. Longhaulers will still be parking on the fuel islands taking their breaks or trying to figure out where they can go for their 10 hour breaks. This is a pretty busy location for truck traffic and there is very little parking available. I appreciate Love’s in their efforts to expand their services. Especially when they have a Chester’s Chicken instead of a Hardee’s. But I sure hope they monitor who is parking every night and during the weekends. A lot of these locals will park their rigs and not buy their fuel or little else from this location or other Love’s locations. Instead they opt for the cheaper prices at Thornton’s and Speedway.