Construction will soon begin on The Crossing Travel Market at the intersection of US Hwy 83 and Texas Hwy 153 in Winters, Texas. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the 7-acre site on Friday, February 12th at 1:30 pm. The Crossing, a modern convenience store/travel market, will offer plenty for everyone. The vision of Winters natives and local residents Doug & Amy Wheat, The Crossing Travel Market is a multi-faceted retail destination. It will have a distinct local feel, from its graphics, design, and store theme, to its West Texas hospitality and service. The Wheats aim to cater to the local residents of Winters and Runnels County as well as to become a “destination stop” for travelers, commuters, truckers, and local and regional fleets. The Crossing will offer several quick-service food options including: Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Hunt Bros. Pizza, and its Hometown Grill, which will feature a variety of quality food offerings. The store will have indoor seating for 40 patrons as well as expanded seating in an outdoor, covered area. The Crossing will also feature an exceptional fountain drink and coffee bar as well.
The Crossing will have 4 highway entry/exit points, two each from highways 83 and 153, which will greatly assist with customer flow and separation. The passenger vehicle fueling will consist of a 10-position fueling island, and the truck/fleet island will have 5 fueling lanes. The passenger vehicle area will offer gasoline and highway diesel, and the fleet fueling area will offer highway diesel, off-road diesel, and diesel exhaust fluid. Amenities planned for truck and fleet customers include truck parking, showers, washer/dryer and a relaxation lounge.
The Crossing Travel Market, a limited partnership of the Wheat family, will be supplied fuel by Wheat Energy Services, a Winters-based fuel distribution company owned and operated by the Wheats.
General Partner Doug Wheat states, “We are very excited to get our project off the ground, and we are humbled by and very grateful for the support that’s been shown by our community as we have prepared for this project. We are optimistic about the positive economic impact and growth potential that this can have for Winters, Runnels County, and the Texas Midwest.”
With construction beginning in February, 2016, the anticipated opening date should be late fall of 2016, barring any significant delays.