New Enterprise Supports Economic Diversification and Tribal Member Development
SNOQUALMIE, WA | On Monday, June 19th, the new Crescent Market at Snoqualmie opened its doors to its first customers. As the new home of the former Snoqualmie Tobacco Company & Liquor Store, the Crescent Market boasts 12 fuel pumps, a quick service restaurant branded Crescent Kitchen, and a drive through for customers to purchase tobacco products.
“Diversifying product categories in retail is something we are constantly striving to achieve,” says John Willson, Director of Retail Operations. “We will continue to offer our wide variety of liquor brands in addition to our new beer cave and growler fill station.”
“The new Crescent Market at Snoqualmie creates new job opportunities and helps the Tribe in its mission to diversify economically,” says Snoqualmie Tribe Vice Chairwoman Jolene Williams. “We are very excited about this new enterprise.” Profit and tax revenue generated by the Crescent Market will support the Tribe’s many government programs and services.
The new store is also opening with a management team consisting entirely of Snoqualmie Tribal Members who began working for the Tribe in 2011, when the Snoqualmie Tobacco Company first opened. “These promotions from within demonstrate the Tribe’s commitment to developing its staff, and has established a clear ladder of opportunity,” says Willson.
Crescent Market at Snoqualmie is 6500 square feet in size, and was designed to improve both the customer experience and the employee work environment. It has a large open floorplan and the building complements the look and feel of the Snoqualmie Casino with its large wooden beams and other natural elements. The store’s landscaping also features a variety of native plant species.
The Tribe is planning to hold its Grand Opening for the new Crescent Market next month on Tuesday, July 18th. The new store is located on the Snoqualmie Reservation at 37500 North Bend Way in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Members of the project team include:
- Owner’s Representative – Eric Guion, Seattle WA
- Architect – Helix Design Group, Fife, WA
- General Contractor – Swinerton Builders, Seattle WA