As more and more large chain truck stops are popping up across the country, old-school mom-and-pop truck stops are closing down. And regardless of how you feel about small businesses or large corporations, losing parking spaces is a problem.
It sits just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska just off of I-80. Over the years it gained some partners and lost some as well. It changed its name once when a dispute between brothers caused a rift in the business. But for 50 years, Don and Randy Shoemaker’s Truck Station has been open to truckers looking for some fuel, some food, or a stay at the family-owned Cobbler Inn Motel on site.
Before the Shoemaker family bought it in 1969, it had been the Skelly Oil Co. truck stop. Now, however, it looks like it may be turned into something else entirely.
According to reporting by the Lincoln Journal Star, The truck stop, the Cobbler Inn, and the 23.5 acres of land they sit on are all for sale with a price tag of $3.4 million. The property sits right next door to corporate offices for Crete Carrier Corporation.