March 3, 2014 (Pala) – Today, the Pala Band of Mission Indians hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the grand opening of the new Deli & More at the Pala Mini-Mart, located at 11152 Hwy 76 in Pala.
Deli & More will sell premade salads and side dishes, as well as locally grown fresh produce. There will also be a four-foot rotisserie that will prepare chicken and other hot meats. Deli & More will feature Boar’s Head meats and cheeses along with fresh La Jolla Baking Co. breads.
“Pala Mini-Mart opened the same day as the Pala Casino in 2001, so it is really rewarding to see its growth,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “The new Deli & More brings another locally-owned business to the community and allows the Tribe to offer guests a selection of handmade sandwiches, fresh meats, produce, and more.”
Deli & More occupies 1,200 square feet of the 4,500 square-foot Pala Mini-Mart.
The Pala Mini-Mart is open 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Deli & More will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Pala Mini-Mart employees 18 people and includes 16 gas pumps.
The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people - Pala.