Pechanga holds grand opening for Great Oak Marketplace

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Jared Munoa, board officer for the Pechanga Development Corporation, welcomes guests and introduces the new Great Oak Marketplace during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 12. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
The Pechanga Development Corporation celebrated the opening of the new Great Oak Marketplace with a ribbon-cutting event, Thursday, Dec. 12. The shopping center, located on Pechanga Parkway south of Pechanga Resort Casino, includes Papa’s Pizza Grotto, Haute Nails and Pechanga-operated businesses Steak ‘n Shake, Jack’s Donuts and Blends Coffee Bar. “This is a step for us in what we call diversification of the economy. We’re not just looking at gaming, but we’re looking at other things,” Mark Macarro, tribal chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, said, addressing attendees at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This collection of business here will continue stepping in that direction.” Those present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included workers at the busi
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