Let the games begin! Kitchell celebrates Casino Arizona expansion

Photo by John Wagner Photography

Bingo fans have a new place to play today thanks to the new Kitchell-built 1,000-seat bingo hall at Casino Arizona at the 101 and McKellips in Scottsdale.

The 26,000-square-foot addition represents the reintroduction of bingo into the gaming operations of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) which also owns and operates the Four-Diamond rated Talking Stick Resort. Tucson-based Seaver Franks Architects designed the state-of-the-art Bingo Hall.

“The Community is pleased to offer a new venue of entertainment for our guests,” said SRPMIC Vice President Martin Harvier. “Our partners on the project have built and designed a facility that will be enjoyed by all.”

“This is an exciting day for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community,” said Kitchell Native American Division Vice President Brad Gabel. “We are thrilled to have played a role in bringing this facility to life, a great entertainment addition to the area. Good luck to all the bingo players out there!”

Photo by John Wagner Photography

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a sovereign community located in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Fountain Hills, the Community encompasses 52,600 acres, with 19,000 held as a natural preserve. With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the Community is comprised of two Native American tribes: the Pima, “Akimel O’Odham” (River People) and the Maricopa, “Xalychidom Piipaash” (People who live toward the water).


Kitchell starts work on Phoenix Premium Outlets

Rendering courtesy of Architects Orange

PHOENIX (April 9, 2012) – Kitchell recently broke ground on Simon Property Group’s Phoenix Premium Outlets in Chandler on land owned by the Gila River Indian Community.  Representatives from Kitchell, the Gila River Indian Community and Simon Property Group were on hand for the blessing ceremony. Architects Orange, based in Orange, California, is the designer. The retail center will open in Spring 2013.

Phase One of the project, which will be located directly adjacent to Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino (also built by Kitchell) off Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, will include 360,000 square feet of leasable space, or approximately 90 store fronts, in nine buildings. The project is expected to create more than 300 construction jobs over the next year and more than 800 permanent jobs once the center is open. The outlets are expected to generate more than $140 million annually in retail sales.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this grand new project,” said Vice President of Kitchell Native American Division Brad Gabel. “We look forward to deepening our relationship with both Simon and the Gila River Indian Community, with whom we’ve partnered with on previous projects.”

Kitchell has built dozens of Arizona’s most recognized shopping centers including Scottsdale Fashion Square, Biltmore Fashion Park, Shops at Arizona Center, Arizona Mills, and Factory Shops at Anthem, among many others.