For Immediate Release
Jan. 28, 2020
Grand opening for smoke shop held for community
Chief Hill envisions new smoke shop will help community flourish
TULSA, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tulsa Creek Indian Community (TCIC) held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 25 at the new Riverside Indian Smoke Shop (RISS) just north of River Spirit Casino (RSC) in Tulsa.
Manager of RISS Tony Bell said it has been a long time coming for the new smoke shop to be opened.
“It is an honor,” he said. “Everybody has been working hard to get this going.”
Bell said the smoke shop is owned and managed by the TCIC board.
On the day of the grand opening, the shop held a giveaway for the customers.
“They would spin the wheel and see what prize they would get,” Bell said. “It was something we wanted to do for them.”
Bell said RISS has two drive-thrus for the customers, and a gift shop.
“We sell other things too,” he said. “We wanted to have other things in here for our customers to look at and if interested, to purchase.”
Bell said the smoke shop does sell travel items in case the patrons who are staying at RSC need anything.
MCN Principal Chief David Hill said it has been long overdue for TCIC to have a new smoke shop.
“I am happy to be here with members of the community and see this new smoke shop being opened,” Hill said. “I believe this is going to help the community flourish and expand into other projects.”
Bell said the hours of operation for RISS is 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call: (918) 299-7155.