Kwik Trip Confirms Offer to Buy Watts Truck Stop

Posted at: 01/02/2014 11:12 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Big changes could soon be coming to an Austin landmark. Although they are still going through negotiations, officials with Kwik Trip confirmed they have placed an offer to buy the Watts Cookin' Restaurant and Gas Station.

They tell us they would build a new truck stop adjacent to the current one,  and would also like to bring a hotel and restaurant to the site.

Officials say the current gas station and restaurant would likely stay open only until the new one is built, and would be demolished after that.   The new facility would cost upwards of five million dollars and could bring up to 30 jobs to the area.

The owners of Watts previously said the business would close if they couldn't find a buyer.  Kwik Trip says they're optimistic a deal can be reached in the next two weeks.