Nisqually Rez Mart to Move into New Facility Next Year

Medicine Creek Enterprises’ Rez Mart will get a new location, at the roundabout where Yelm Highway and state Route 510 meet. Medicine Creek Enterprises, of the Nisqually Tribe, will relocate its Rez Mart to the roundabout that intersects Yelm Highway and state Route 510, with construction expected through the end of spring 2022.

Following an opening prayer and words from the enterprise board and Nisqually Council Chairman Willie Frank III, the business hosted the groundbreaking for the relocation at its future location earlier this month.

“The project will reference the origins of the original Rez Mart, but join the rest of the Nisqually Markets in the overall look and feel,” stated a news release.

It included that KMB architects have produced conceptual drawings for the endeavour.

“(Medicine Creek Enterprises’) purpose for the Tribe is to create economic development opportunities,” said Bob Iyall, chief executive officer of Medicine Creek Enterprises.

He added the Nisqually Markets across the street from the Red Wind Casino does a great job economically for the tribe and the company wants the Rez Mart to add to that.

“We broke ground on Nov. 1,” Iyall said. “Our old Rez Mart that has been around for decades and moved two or three times, the current location is rapidly decaying and … it’s served its purpose. We are relocating into a brand new facility.”The new facility will have a full-service convenience store with six fuel pumps along with a separate coffee shop and a car wash.Hanford McCloud, a Nisqually Tribal Council member, said he’s […]

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