Lighthouse comes to N.C. truckstop

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Updated Dec 14, 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.

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