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Taos Pueblo Announces its Hail Creek Travel Center Slated for a Fall 2019 Opening


TAOS PUEBLO, N.M., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Taos Pueblo ( is building a new travel center facility at Hail Creek.

The new facility will be located at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 64 (Paseo Del Pueblo Norte) and Hail Creek Road. The Taos Smoke Shop now operating at the site will relocate to the new center.

"Taos Pueblo will bring to Taos area drivers a new kind of travel center, offering competitive prices on gasoline and new goods and services for the Taos community, our members, and Taos visitors. The project that started in 2017 made great progress in 2018 and will become a reality in 2019" said Governor Gilbert Suazo Sr.

War Chief Henry Samora Sr. added, "We believe it will be a welcome enhancement of our smoke shop offerings and have a uniquely Taos Pueblo feel."

The Taos Pueblo Tribal Council approved the facility's schematic design. In addition to offering low cost gasoline and tobacco products, the Travel Center will have all the amenities of a well- stocked Convenience Store. The fast food restaurant area may focus on locally sourced food offerings. As a gateway into Taos Pueblo, the Travel Center will also provide customers with information about Taos Pueblo and its tourism programs.

The Taos Pueblo Business Development Team (BDT) has overseen its development and will continue to manage the project in 2019. The facility will be designed by NCA Architects ( of Albuquerque. StoneCreek Partners ( is assisting the Pueblo's development team with the overall project scope. A public launch of the project will take place in early 2019.

The launch follows an active year for Taos Pueblo's business development projects. In October, the Pueblo acquired the Lineberry Estate, a 14-acre property that had been part of the original Taos Pueblo land grant. The Pueblo intends to master plan the property which may include a convention facility, hotel and restaurant

Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO (1992) and a 'National Historic Landmark' (1960); the main part of its multi-story adobe buildings having been constructed around 1000 A.D.

For more information about this news, please contact the Governor's office or War Chief, at Taos Pueblo's government offices.


SOURCE Taos Pueblo

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