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Love's rebuilds store destroyed by tornado

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Love's Travel Stops officials reopened a store May 15 that was destroyed when it was hit by a tornado on May 10, 2010.

The store, at Interstate 40 and Choctaw Road, took a direct hit as Love's general manager Warren Waltz and several employees and customers sought shelter inside. The new store is 11,000 square feet and includes expanded food and drink selections and a Love's Truck Tire Care center.

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“What happened four years ago was devastating to the store, but we’re fortunate that everyone was okay,” said Frank Love, co-CEO of Love’s in a statement. “We knew we were going to rebuild so that we could continue serving this great community, as well as professional drivers and travelers who rely on Love’s for a fast, clean and friendly place to stop.”

It is the company's 320th store.

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