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Chiricahua Apache Plaza grand opening at Akela Flats


Chiricahua Apache Plaza, about 40 miles due west of Las Cruces on Interstate 10 will have a grand opening 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, the property owner said in a news release.

The brand-new plaza is west of Bowlin’s Akela Flats.

The plaza provides fuel, food and “all of the amenities needed for long-haul truckers and highway travelers looking for a one-stop shop to fill up and freshen up,” the news release said. The facility is open 24-7 and includes “a trucker’s lounge with showers and laundry, a café, a convenience store, a smoke shop, ATM service and Valero unleaded and diesel fuels with four lanes for big rigs and separate automobile islands with eight pumps and 16 sides.

For more information, call 575-544-0073.

The site is owned by Apache Casino Hotel, based in Lawton, Oklahoma.