COARSEGOLD – Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians publicly opened Chukchansi Crossing Fuel Station & Travel Center today with a VIP press event and public grand opening. The facility is located at 32035 Highway 41 in Coarsegold.
Chukchansi Crossing Fuel Station & Travel Center is open 24 hours a day, with 18 fuel pumps, dispensing four grades of fuel, including 87, 89, 91 and diesel. To best accommodate motorhomes, big rigs and trailers, the station has two diesel pumps on the north side of the building as well as two charging outlets for electric vehicles.
Visitors can take advantage of a touchless car wash, along with a robust selection of food and beverages. The facility features the Willow Glen Smoke Shop, with a drive-thru window, open daily from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A press event was held this morning to give gratitude for the land that allowed the tribe to build the facility as an investment into the local community, and to serve as a pillar of economic strength for the tribe. A blessing and prayer was led by Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians Council Member Harold Hammond, before the official ribbon-cutting took place, and guided tours were offered for media and guests.
The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians publicly invited the community to Chukchansi Crossing experience the new facility and take advantage of its reduced fuel prices.
“The construction of Chukchansi Crossing began after a ground-breaking ceremony in January 2017, creating over 200 jobs throughout the building process,” said the Tribe in a press release today. “And now open, the facility has created 20 full-time employment positions. Not only will Chukchansi Crossing provide competitive gas prices for the local community, but it will offer more convenience for Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino guests and its employees. The fuel and travel center will also be of benefit to those traveling to key destinations beyond Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino like Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park.”
“Growth in an important thing in our rural communities, and the location of this facility will allow easy access for tourists and locals alike,” said Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler. “I was also happy to hear that a number of local, full-time jobs were created through this venture.”
“We’re excited to introduce Chukchansi Crossing and hope that it becomes a major convenience to our guests and surrounding neighborhood,” said Jennifer Ruiz, Tribal Council Chairwoman of Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians. “We are committed to growing our property in a way that provides our customers unique experiences and great value. Simultaneously, we’re proud to reinvest in our community to create employment opportunities and additional benefits to the overall economy.”
For information about Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, please visit www.ChukchansiGold.com or call 1-866-794-6946.