An open letter to the City of Russellville, Arkansas

Dear City Officials and Mayor Teague:


I am writing to express my deepest thanks and appreciation for all your efforts to bring a Buc-ee’s location to Russellville. As you know, my company Roosa Corporation has worked closely with Buc-ee’s for the past 18 months to make this project a reality. We were first honored when the Hard Rock Casino selected our site and honored again when Buc-ee’s selected our site for what would have been one of its largest travel centers ever built.

Unfortunately, as you have likely heard, economics and policies have led Buc-ee’s to make the difficult decision not to move forward with the Russellville location. While deeply disappointing, we understand Buc-ee’s reasoning and wish them nothing but the best success in all their future business dealings and development projects.


We specifically want to thank Mayor Fred Teague, the city council, and the Chamber of Commerce for all your support these past months. You truly went above and beyond to encourage Buc-ee’s to choose Russellville and provide a welcoming, business-friendly environment. We were so appreciative of your positivity and partnership throughout this process.

While the Buc-ee’s project will not be advancing, we at Roosa Corporation continue to be proud members of this community. Russellville has shown what makes it a truly special place to live, work, and conduct business. We look forward to many more opportunities to invest in the bright future of this city.

Thank you again for all your efforts.