New SC Petro truck stop features bowling alley

A new Petro travel center in South Carolina will not just have fueling lanes, but bowling lanes as well.

Being built off I-77 near Columbia, South Carolina, the new truck stop will feature a Belt Lanes 16-lane bowling alley

Facility at truck stop will include 16 lnesFacility at truck stop will include 16 lnes

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Travel Centers of America Tom Liutkus said adding the bowling alley is part of making the travel center “a destination spot for the professional truck driver as well as the local community.”

Liutkus said, “We have been testing additional services or entertainment options in order to see if our sites can serve to offer ways for professional drivers to have another way to relax and enjoy themselves in what is an otherwise (too often) stressful day of driving across the country.  Earlier in 2016, we opened the new Hillsboro, Texas TA with an adjacent golf and gun simulator activity center.  This is another of those efforts.”

The new store will also have:

  • 134 truck parking spaces
  • 315 automobile spaces (higher than normal count due to the bowling alley requirements)
  • Minit Mart travel store
  • 276-seat Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant
  • Starbucks
  • six-bay truck service and maintenance facility,

Liutkus said the new travel center, expected to open in March, will employ 268 people, with nearly 200 as full-time.