RaceTrac broke ground April 23 on its first store in Tennessee with a ceremony at the site in Murfreesboro on New Salem Highway. The store is slated to open this fall.
This is RaceTrac’s first move into a new market in more than 15 years, the Atlanta-based company said. During the groundbreaking, President Natalie Morhous announced plans to open seven Tennessee store locations this year, and several additional stores are planned for 2020.
More long range, RaceTrac is planning to open up to 50 stores by 2023 throughout Middle Tennessee, including locations in Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Smyrna and Spring Hill. More than 1,000 jobs are expected to be created.
“We are grateful to the city of Murfreesboro for hosting today’s groundbreaking celebration,” said Morhous. “RaceTrac proudly operates under the mission of making people’s lives simpler and more enjoyable, and we are looking forward to delivering on that mission by providing great guest service and an affordable, enjoyable one-stop shop for the residents of Tennessee. We can’t wait to continue the celebration of our expansion into this great state with grand openings planned for later this year.”
“We are excited that RaceTrac elected to celebrate this milestone in our city. On behalf of the entire community, I would like to welcome RaceTrac to Murfreesboro,” said Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland. “We live in such a special place that continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country and a destination for businesses and families alike. Companies like RaceTrac will help Murfreesboro continue to be a great place to live, work and play.”
Family-owned RaceTrac was founded in 1934 and today operates more than 500 convenience stores in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.