The Ak-Chin Indian Community’s Vekol Market is celebrating its re-opening on June 12 at 9 a.m. Vekol Market now offers fuel, making it a convenient one-stop shop for all customers. The renovation also includes an expanded café and menu, which includes a full service breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. After being rebuilt from the ground up in April 2012, the new 6,000 square-foot Vekol Market replaced the 34-year-old commissary on the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
“The market has been quite a success for our Community,” said Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman Louis J. Manuel, Jr. “With the market offering more services, and options, this will continue to be a highlight of our community.”
The fresh market includes a deli with sandwiches made daily, a wide selection of groceries, a café area with a TV and Wi-Fi access, a patio with outside seating, in addition to offering culturally indigenous foods. .
Inside the market, executive chef Mark Alcala prepares fresh salads and home-made options that change based on what fresh ingredients are available.
Vekol Market is located at 47021 W. Farrell Road, in Maricopa. For more information on the Vekol Market call (520) 568-1650 and for more information on the Ak-Chin Indian Community visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us.
About Ak-Chin Indian Community:
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 1,004 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit www.ak-chin.nsn.us