Travel plaza to be built at Oakwood

OAKWOOD — A Pilot Travel Center is expected to be built on the site of a former truck stop at the Interstate 74 interchange at Oakwood.

The travel center — which will include a Cinnabon outlet as well as a new fast-casual dining concept — is expected to open in the fall, said Lauren Christ, a spokeswoman for Knoxville, Tenn.-based Pilot Flying J.

The center will be located southwest of the I-74 interchange with Vermilion County Road 850 E — to the north of McDonald's.

Christ said Pilot Flying J's casual dining concept features soups, home-style platters, salads, oatmeal, frozen yogurt and pizza, among other items.

More information about the travel center's amenities and the number of people it will employ will be made available closer to the opening, she said.

Pilot started in 1958 and had opened 100 convenience stores by 1981. It got into the travel center business in 2001 and merged with Flying J in 2010.

Today there are more than 650 Pilot travel centers and Flying J travel plazas in North America.

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billbtri5 wrote on April 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm

the FBI and IRS raided their corporate offices in Tennessee last week.  Why not report on that?..