Stuckey's stores (CSV Format)
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Includes 155 locations in the following areas:
- United States: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, NC, PA, SC, TX, VA
- some may be in: CT, DC, MD, MS, NM, RI, TN (near a border)
Summary: This is a location list of Stuckey's roadside convenience stores.
Idea: Avatab posted Fri, 12/24/2010 - 7:59am in the what poi's would you like to see on here thread:
Don't know if it's been mentioned but a list of the remaining stuckey's would be nice. Pecan Logs!!
Details: Stuckey's is a roadside convenience store chain found on highways throughout the United States. Stores are concentrated in the Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest, although operations have existed as far east as Connecticut and as far west as Oregon. Stuckey's Corporation, the company operating the chains, has its headquarters in Silver Spring, unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland.
A purpose of this POI is to provide a location list for all Stuckey’s. The location information was obtained from http://www.stuckeys.com/search.php using the two letter code for the states. The /www.stuckeys.com search option is confusing because it seems to limit serches to a particular state AND interstate's beginning with "I-", even though the search says it is state OR interstate's beginning with "I-". I posted what I found, but the list may be incomplete. If you have any suggestions for this POI, please post at Stuckey's stores POI Discussion Forum http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31666
History of Stuckey’s: Stuckey’s originated in the early 1930s in Eastman, Georgia. After founder W. S. Stuckey, Sr. had a successful pecan harvest from his family's orchard he decided to offer a portion of the crop for sale in a lean-to roadside shed. Many Florida-bound tourists traveling U.S. Route 23 stopped to purchase the pecans. As the roadside business continued to expand, Stuckey's wife, Ethel, created a variety of homemade pecan candies to sell at the stand, including pecan log rolls and pecan divinity. In 1937, the first physical Stuckey’s building was constructed near 1045 College Street, Eastman, GA 31023. Much like the former roadside lean-to, the new business focused on selling these Southern candies to highway travelers. This first Stuckey’s shop added a restaurant, then a novelty section, and then gas pumps. The final addition was a teal blue roof (which would later become the company's trademark). World War II: Up until the onset of World War II, Stuckey’s continued to open stores in Georgia and Florida. The number of stores declined somewhat during WWII due to the effects of wartime sugar rationing. After WWII ended, the Stuckey’s business once again began to grow and a number of new franchises were sold. A candy factory was constructed to supply an eventual 350-plus Stuckey's stores located throughout the continental United States. As the post-war baby boom took off and families began to travel across the country by car more often, Stuckey's continued to grow financially as they were almost always constructed along large highways and usually were paired with Texaco gas stations as well as restaurants and clean restrooms. In 1960, W. S. Stuckey attempted to create a hotel chain called Stuckey's Carriage Inn, but opened only four locations. Pet Milk and Congressman W.S. Stuckey, Jr.: In 1967, Stuckey's merged with Pet Milk. The company at its peak had over 350 locations, which dwindled to fewer than 75 after a decline in the late 1970s under ownership by Pet Milk. It was repurchased by former Congressman W.S. Stuckey, Jr., in 1985 and the corporation headquarters is located right near Washington, D.C.
Trivia:The furthest West Stuckey's store is Stuckey's of Adrian, I-40 Exit 18, Adrian, TX. The furthest South Stuckey's store is at Plaza 95 Shell of Stuart, 8000 Jack James Drive, Stuart, FL. The furthest North Stuckey's store is at Tinaco Travel Plaza of North Stonington, 273 Clarks Falls Road, North Stonington, CT. The furthest East Stuckey's store is at Tinaco Travel Plaza of North Stonington, 273 Clarks Falls Road, North Stonington, CT. The corporation headquarters is located right near Washington, D.C. and about 150 miles from the nearest Stuckey's! The blue-roofed building of the original Stuckey's from 1937 built near near 1045 College Street, Eastman, GA 31023 still stands and there is a plaque memorializing the first ever Stuckey's. However, there appears to be little activity at the site.
If you know of other Stuckey's stores, please post at:
- Stuckey's stores POI Discussion Forum http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31666
VinceCANuvi - Dec 31, 2010
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