Opening of new Pilot Travel Center celebrated

Brawley Mayor Donald Wharton (center), shown here Monday along with his fellow City Council members, County Supervisor Ray Castillo and employees of Pilot Flying J, prepares for the ribbon-cutting at the new Pilot Travel Center. The travel complex, which includes a Wendy’s and a Dunkin’ Donut Express, opened Dec. 1. COURTESY PHOTO

BRAWLEY — Pilot Flying J recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Pilot Travel Center at 1850 Main St.

The new business in Brawley is Pilot’s 23rd location in California. The location brings approximately 90 jobs for area residents and is expected to generate $3.5 million annually in state and local tax revenues, the company said in a release.

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