BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (6/20/2019) - Love's Travel Stops is celebrating the opening of its new location off I-75 in Bridgeport Township.
Love's Travel Stops opened its new location with a Hardee's restaurant in Bridgeport Township.
The 12,000-square-foot store and gas station with a Hardee's restaurant inside opened this week. It is located at 6560 Dixie Highway at the Bridgeport exit off I-75.
The location, which is the fifth Love's in Michigan and will be open 24 hours a day, has 80 full-time and part-time employees.
"We have three different concepts. Obviously we have the gas station/truck stop area, we have the Hardee's, and then we have a repair shop where we do line mechanical and we change tires," said General Manager Jeremy Fritz.
Love's offers 87 parking spaces available for professional over-the-road truck drivers and eight diesel fueling bays. The location also offers laundry facilities, showers, coffee, snacks, truck scales and more.
"We're a travel stop, so it's great for families traveling on the road to stop in. It's not you know your typical truck stop, it's definitely got a family feel to it," Fritz said.
“We’re proud to add truck parking in areas where our customers need it,” said Tom Love, executive chairman and founder of Love’s. "As always, Love’s is committed to providing unbeatable customer service and convenience wherever the road takes you.”
Love's is donating $2,000 to the Bridgeport Historical Society in honor of opening. It will formally be presented at a ribbon cutting ceremony planned for Thursday, June 27.