World's Largest Truckstop Opens

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World's Largest Truckstop Opens

07/17/2006
WALCOTT, Iowa -- Iowa 80, "The World's Largest Truckstop," hosted its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, reported Display & Design Ideas (DDI), a sister publication to Convenience Store News.

WDW Design Inc. and SGGM were the firms responsible for the 22,000-square-foot addition and renovation to the first and second floor of the truckstop.

The expansion included adding a "Super Truck Showroom" with three full-size trucks and an 11 1/2-foot-high-by-63-foot-wide mural called "America the Beautiful,” which spans the side of a full-size trailer attached to one truck and displays various landmarks a traveler on Interstate 80 would see while driving across the country, DDI said.

Other features of the renovation include an 18-foot-high-by-40-foot-wide wall of lights, natural illumination, expanded gift shop, convenience store and foodcourt, and the second floor "Trucker's Loft," complete with a health clinic, barbershop, laundry room, showers, lounge and movie theater.