Morongo Breaks Ground on Sleek New Commercial Suites

Four popular fast-casual restaurants -- Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s, Flame Broiler and Haus of Poké -- will occupy the gleaming new multi-tenant building surrounding an outdoor dining patio.           

 

CABAZON, Calif. –Dignitaries and restaurant executives helped tribal leaders from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians break ground on Monday, January 22 on a new complex of commercial suites along Interstate 10 on the Morongo Indian Reservation. 

Four wildly popular fast casual restaurants – Chipotle Mexican Grill, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Flame Broiler and Haus of Poké – are set to occupy the new 7,500-square-foot multi-tenant building designed with a central outdoor dining patio.

“What a great way to kick off 2018,” said Tribal Chairman Robert Martin of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. “We are excited to be continuing to bring new businesses to Morongo that are creating new jobs, new economic activity and new opportunity in the region.”

The new building sits near the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa and just beside the recently opened flagship store for Hadley Fruit Orchards, the roadside institution that has nourished and charmed desert travelers for decades with its delicious date shakes, nuts and dried fruit.

The project was designed by Holt Architecture and is being built by Moorefield Construction, which also built Hadley Fruit Orchards. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2018.

The new commercial suites mark the latest step in Morongo’s master-planned development to expand the tribe’s retail, hospitality and service offerings for several miles along Interstate 10 in Cabazon. 

In recent years, Morongo has welcomed several new businesses to the reservation, including In-and-Out Burgers – the first in the nation on tribal lands – as well as a new Taco Bell, Starbucks, Panda Express, and a credit union.

 

Photo Caption 1: The Morongo Band of Mission Indians broke ground on Monday, January 22 on a new complex of commercial suites. Pictured are (left to right) Morongo Chief Executive Officer Titu Asghar, Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley, Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin, Tribal Council Member Anne Robinson, Tribal Vice Chair Mary Ann Andreas and Tribal Council Member James Siva.

Photo Caption 2: The Morongo Band of Mission Indians broke ground on Monday, January 22 on a new complex of commercial suites. Pictured are (left to right) Hal Moorefield of Moorefield Construction, Beaumont City Council Member Rey Santos,  Morongo Chief Executive Officer Titu Asghar, Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley, Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin, Tribal Council Member Anne Robinson, Tribal Vice Chair Mary Ann Andreas, Tribal Council Member James Siva, Banning City Council Member Debbie Franklin and Morongo Planning Commission Chairman Frank Johnson.

Photo Caption 3: Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin (left) and Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley.