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Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store of Opelousas Construction Update


Back in December of 2022, we posted about the coming soon full-service Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store to be constructed along I-49 at the Harry Guilbeau exit. We recently visited the site where a significant amount of construction progress has been made to the new facility. In fact, it’s moving along fast!

This new 13-acre Love’s location will feature a 12,188-square-foot store with a 24-hour Hardee’s and Godfather’s Pizza restaurant. Additionally, a separate 12,700-square-foot full-service tire center is being constructed. Other notable features include an 8-bay auto/RV canopy and a 6-bay diesel canopy, truck scale, large truck parking, 8 RV parking spaces with utility hookups, a gazebo with fire pits & picnic tables, and a dog park.

It was also stated that local leaders would be working together with Love’s to incorporate local cultural murals, info markers, and other features unique to Opelousas & Acadiana into this new facility.

In our previous post, we also stated that the tentative completion date is set for mid-2023. Turns out that the timeline is falling right in line with the expected completion dates. Kudos to all involved in making this development happen on time!

Check out for more information on the company or you can see more from our initial groundbreaking post

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