Cayce, SC (Paul Kirby) The new Love’s Travel Stop, located at 2015 Bluff Road in the Richland County portion of the city of Cayce, held its official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Love’s General Manager Darius Jackson helped cut the ribbon along with Love’s District Manager Tony Cribb. Cayce City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem James “Skip” Jenkins represented the City of Cayce during this event.
Love’s is a truck driver-based facility, although vehicles of all sizes that are travelling a distance or making short local trips are welcomed as well. The travel stop features showers, 110 parking spots and will initially employ 75 workers. Over time, they are expected to add more staff to the store.
There are 410 Love’s Travel Stops nationally with new locations being opened on a weekly basis. There are already several in the Columbia area with another that opened several years ago on Long’s Pond Road near the intersection of I-20 in central Lexington County.
The Bluff Road Love’s features a McDonalds and a Chester’s Fried Chicken restaurant as well as several other specialty counters, much like the one near Lexington. There are fuel pumps for automobiles and smaller vehicles on one side of the site and fueling facilities for larger, over-the-road trucks on the other.
The Love’s chain is very active in the communities where it does business. During the ribbon cutting for the new store, the company presented the Harvest Hope Food Bank and its neighbor Heathwood Hall Episcopal School checks to be used for charitable projects in the community.