Members of the Soboba Tribal Council and Soboba Youth Council celebrate the groundbreaking of the tribe’s Luiseño Village in San Jacinto at a Feb. 27, 2020, ceremony. From left are: Monica Herrera, Roxy Castello, Isaiah Vivanco, Rose Salgado, Kelli Hurtado, Iyana Briones and Jesse Garcia. (Photo courtesy of Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians ) The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians is getting into the real estate business.
The tribe opened the Soboba Casino Resort last year and last month, broke ground on a new shopping center, 3 miles south of the resort.
When completed, Luiseño Village, at the southwest corner of Main Street and the Ramona Expressway in San Jacinto, will be anchored by a 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station and have space for about nine more businesses.
“We have many different vendors interested in opening their businesses here,” Vice Chairman Isaiah Vivanco said in a new release from the tribe. “This latest project will take us into the future and help the tribe prosper.”
Before the novel coronavirus outbreak , the center had been scheduled to be completed this summer.
“To have this project within our boundaries to provide revenue and more jobs allows us to be a prosperous part of Riverside County,” San Jacinto Mayor Andrew Kotyuk said in the release.
In late February, members of the tribe and community gathered at the site for a groundbreaking ceremony.“I feel so blessed and thankful to see this day come,” Soboba tribal member Denise Silvas-Thomas said in the release. “My mom is from Morongo […]