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    Love’s Reopens Store Destroyed by Tornado

    Oklahoma City location has been out of service since May 2010.

    Leaders from Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores cut the ribbon to an Oklahoma City location that was rebuilt after being destroyed by a tornado four years ago.

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Four years after it was destroyed by a tornado, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores celebrated the reopening of its travel stop in east Oklahoma City on Thursday.

    The new 11,000-square-foot facility, situated at exit 166 on Interstate 40, is significantly larger than the previous location and features the latest Love’s has to offer, including an expanded fountain drink selection, fresh fruit, travel items, gift merchandise and two restaurants, McDonald’s and Subway.

    “What happened four years ago was devastating to the store, but we’re fortunate that everyone was OK,” said Frank Love, co-CEO of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. “We knew we were going to rebuild so that we could continue serving this great community, as well as professional drivers and travelers who rely on Love’s for a fast, clean and friendly place to stop.”

    The new location features an on-site Love’s Truck Tire Care Center, 90 truck parking spaces, seven showers, bulk diesel exhaust fluid, CAT scales, RFID cardless fueling technology and other amenities to serve professional drivers. Love’s Fast-Fill CNG (compressed natural gas) will be available later this summer.

    The reopened Oklahoma City site -- located in the company's hometown -- marks the retailer's 320th store. On Thursday, Love’s leaders and members of the Love family gathered to celebrate the milestone.

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