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New "Love's Travel Stop" and Hotel to be Built in Chanute

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CHANUTE, KANSAS -

Travelers coming north along Highway 169 will soon be able to rest and refuel in Chanute.

"This would be one of the few places that trucks would be able to stop. You know, some could stop in Coffeyville, but the next stop is quite a on up north,” says Chanute Regional Development Authority Director Murray McGee.

A new “Love's Travel Center” and hotel will be built northwest of the new high school, on land currently being used for agriculture.

McGee says the CRDA has been working for several years to bring a new development to that corridor, and says a travel center and lodging just makes sense.

"…the amount of investment they are looking at generating through the money they will spend with construction, the city utilities, revenues that would be generated from that and of course the job creation."

The “Love’s” would employ about 30 people and the hotel 12-15 more. Mcgee says a feasibility study showed there was a great demand for more lodging.

"We've been told that the college or the schools have invitational tournaments and they can't invite teams from as far away as they would like, or as many teams from far away because of having a lack of motel rooms."

Besides more space, the city will be able to benefit from new sales tax and transient guest tax revenues from the new development.

Developers hope to break ground on the new “Love's” in about five months and complete construction about six months after that.

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