A major development is underway near the Mercedes Benz U.S. International plant to bring a huge gas station, a new meat-and-three restaurant and more to Tuscaloosa County.

Some readers may have noticed a billboard on the interstate leaving Tuscaloosa teasing something "Coming Soon!"

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According to messages from Vance mayor Brenda Morrison and reports on social media, the development is a large Sprint Mart.

(Stephen Dethrage | Tuscaloosa Thread)
(Stephen Dethrage | Tuscaloosa Thread)
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Progress is made every day on the project, which is off Daimler Benz Drive by MBUSI.

The service station site will also reportedly feature a 130-seat meat-and-three restaurant called Sadie's, a private doctor's office and a pharmacy.

A Facebook post about progress there shared in a group dedicated to the Vance area could not be embedded into this report, and a screenshot is included below.

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Sprint Mart is headquartered in Ridgeland Mississippi and operates dozens of stores there and in Alabama and Louisiana.

They offer store-exclusive brands including proprietary Best Bean coffee and FInish Line fountain drinks.

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