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Fuel City the Sequel Coming to Lufkin

Ever hear of Lufkin? I hadn't until recently, but I'm not as Texan as some of you Texans, so I thought I'd ask.

The town 170 miles southeast of Dallas made news yesterday when Fuel City announced they'd be opening a second location of their popular gas-station-meets-car-wash-meets-taco-stand there.

It's going to be a big one. The news release claims the second Fuel City will be three times the size of the original Dallas location. Homemade tacos, a Denny's, The Original Fried Pie Shop, truck parking, showers and clean bathrooms, and gasoline will be available.

The release also claims approximately 150 jobs will be created when the new location opens at the start of the new year, in a town with a population of fewer than 40,000. I'm left to wonder how many small taqueria's and local business will be impacted by the change.