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Citizen Potawatomi Nation opens Convenience Store and Smoke Shop

Citizen Potawatomi Nation opened a new convenience store, FireLake Corner Store, at the intersection of Hardesty Road and Gordon Cooper Drive.

“We’re excited to open this new, larger facility to provide our customers with even more space , products and the same fast and excellent customer service,” said Citizen Potawatomi Nation Chairman John Barrett. “This location will allow easier access to the store so we can expand our product selection. We look forward to your shopping with us.”

The 5,000 square foot store replaces the convenience store previously located on the north corner of to FireLake Discount Foods. FireLake Corner Store is 24/7 and has 16 fueling stations.

FireLake Corner Store offers 100 percent unleaded gasoline, diesel, fresh gourmet coffee, more than 20 flavors of fountain beverages, an ice cold beer cave, food concessions and cigarettes and smokeless tobacco items.

The opening of this location will bring the total jobs for FireLake Corner Store to 30.

The Corner Store stands in the same location as the original Potawatomi Convenience Store #1, which opened in 1982. This photo shows Tribal officials at the ribbon cutting for that location on June 29. 1982. The new Corner Store shares some of the original building with the 1982 convenience store.