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Lighthouse comes to N.C. truckstop

| September 22, 2009

If the shine on the stainless in their new chrome shop wasn’t enough to get your attention, the Kenly 95 TA Truckstop in Kenly, N.C., has unveiled a 65-ft. lighthouse to send a beacon to all haulers traversing the highly trafficked I-85 corridor in the Southeast. Part of the Iowa 80 Group, Kenly 95 continues to grow and remodel on a schedule ending next year. In addition to the lighthoues and chrome shop, the restaurant is also being remodeled and a new food court is being added with a “Moonstruck Java” coffee station.

So aside from a certain unique quality among truckstops, what’s the deal with the lighthouse? “Just as the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has become a symbol of North Carolina, Kenly 95 strives to be a symbol of hospitality for truckers and travelers alike,” says Ernie Brame, General Manager. “We hope the lighthouse at Kenly 95 serves as a welcoming beacon and signifies a place you know you can get great food in a relaxing atmosphere.” No word on whether the restaurant’s menu will be revamped. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.

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