ROCHELLE AND HAMPSHIRE, ILL. — Love’s Travel Stops has purchased two development sites in Illinois. The first site is a 17-acre parcel near I-88 in Rochelle, about 30 miles south of Rockford. Dave Schmidt and Linda Kost of Realty Metrix Commercial represented Love’s in the sale. Intermodal Capital Holdings LP was the seller.
Love’s also purchased a 99-acre farm in Hampshire, about 40 miles east of Rockford. Schmidt represented the seller, the Henning family. The site, located near I-90, will also include an Arby’s restaurant. Construction of both travel stops is expected to begin this month. Love’s provides truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items and snacks. The company plans to open more than 40 new locations this year, according to Realty Metrix.