Gila River Business Enterprises Assumes Management of Wild Horse Pass Chevron
By Claire Natale -
Friday Feb 02, 2024
Gas Station to be First of Seven Branded ‘Gila Gas & Goods’ Fuel Stations and Convenience Stores Across the Gila River Indian Community
Effective Feb. 1, Gila River Business Enterprises will take over management of Wild Horse Pass Chevron. It will become the first of seven branded ‘Gila Gas & Goods’ fuel stations and convenience stores across the Gila River Indian Community.
Located at 5139 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., this gas station is presently known for high gas prices. With the new management, Gila River Business Enterprises will provide more competitive fuel prices, which customers can expect soon.
“We decided to take on the venture of a fuel station and convenience store brand to better serve the Members and visitors of the Gila River Indian Community,” said Suzanne King, director of operations for Gila River Business Enterprises. “Gila Gas & Goods will provide fair fuel prices, and a range of popular products to create convenient one-stop-shops for those on the go.”
The store will close from 5 a.m. on Feb. 1 through 2 p.m. on Feb. 2 as it undergoes the management transition. The fuel pumps will be down at 5 a.m. on Feb. 1 and will reopen at approximately 5 p.m. that evening.
Additionally, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, Gila River Business Enterprises is hosting a “Gallontine’s Day” event at the new Gila Gas & Goods at Wild Horse Pass from 9–11 a.m. and 2–4 p.m. Visitors for each session will receive $1 off per gallon of regular unleaded 87 fuel only during these times. Visitors can start lining up in the staging area behind the fuel station 30 minutes prior to each session; 8:30 a.m. for the first session and 1:30 p.m. for the second session. There will also be swag bags courtesy of Gila Gas & Goods for the cars as they line up and giveaways at the store from partnering brands such as PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Hensley, Crescent Crown, Kalil, Chevron and Coremark.
“To celebrate the launch of Gila Gas & Goods, we came up with this creative ‘Gallontine’s Day’ event to showcase our appreciation and dedication to our customers,” said Ellen Buddington, director of marketing for the Wild Horse Pass Development Authority. “We anticipate this event will be bustling, so please plan on getting there on time! We will have additional parking available for customers to enter the facility and take advantage of the giveaways.”
About Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA)
The Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) is a business entity owned by the Gila River Indian Community which is responsible for developing the Wild Horse Pass Development Area, Gila River Business Enterprises (GRBE), Gila River Displays (GRD), Toka Sticks Golf Club, and Four Points by Sheraton at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport. The Wild Horse Pass Development Area is a 3,300-acre master-planned commercial development zone and the Community’s premier tourist destination. The Wild Horse Pass destination includes Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Resorts & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass, Whirlwind Golf Club, Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, Phoenix Premium Outlets, KOLI Equestrian Center, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Radford Racing School, and Huhugam Heritage Center. For more information, visit http://www.wildhorsepass.com.