There will soon be next-door competition to Flying J in La Salle.
The La Salle City Council has approved plans for a new Thornton’s gas station on the east side of Route 351. Mayor Jeff Grove says the city has been working on the development for the last couple of years.
This Thornton’s will be bigger than the one in Ottawa with amenities geared towards semi drivers. It will also include a yet-to-be determined fast food restaurant.
A representative of Thornton’s says they are still working through permits with IDOT because of road improvements that need to be made. Hopes are to break ground in June and be open in the fall.