Love’s Travel Stop in Millersburg has been open for a week, and I finally made my way there to take a look.
The place wasn’t busy at mid-day on Wednesday, and I had plenty of time to wander around the grounds and building and inspect the store and restaurant inside.
Just west of Interstate 5 on Old Salem Road, Love’s is open around the clock. Interstate truckers have discovered it, obviously, as attested by the number of big rigs at the pumps and in the parking bays. But I expect Millersburg residents will find it handy as well, considering that it includes the town’s first franchise fast-food place.
As Kealey Dorian in Love’s media relations told me last month, and as I confirmed by cruising the aisles, the location offers all kinds of convenience store items such as snacks, travel merchandise and portable electronics, even some clothing. For professional truck drivers there’s also a laundry, showers and a tire shop. along with 72 truck parking spaces.
The company said the Millersburg site will employ about 70. That’s an opportunity for locals too. At the gas pumps, the man who filled my car’s tank said he lives five minutes away. (hh)