The first Maple Leaf Market will be located in the City of Sherrill. Construction on the first new store will begin later this month with a grand opening planned for the fall.
Oneida Nation Homelands (May 18, 2017) – The Oneida Nation today announced plans to introduce Maple Leaf Market, its newest convenience store brand in Central New York, with a focus on providing guests with fresh, made-to-order food. Maple Leaf Market is the next generation of convenience stores that emphasizes healthier grab-and-go meal and snack choices made with fresh ingredients and freshly-brewed gourmet coffee.
The Oneida Nation plans to open five Maple Leaf Market locations within the next two to three years with construction on its first store, located on Route 5 and Sherrill Road in the City of Sherrill, set to begin at the end of May with a grand opening planned for the fall. The expansion and daily operations of the new Maple Leaf Market will be overseen by John Boucouvalas, Director of SāvOn and Maple Leaf Market Operations, who has more than 25 years of leadership experience in some of America’s most highly-regarded convenience store brands, including 13 years with Wawa Food Markets.
“We are constantly evolving our businesses as the needs and lifestyles of our guests change,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO. “Combining a convenient one-stop-shop experience with fresh made-to-order food, Maple Leaf Market will fulfill the needs for our always-on-the-go guests moving forward.”
The award-winning culinary team from the Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino will be involved with the development of Maple Leaf Market’s robust menu of fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, pastas and more. Snacks will include freshly-cut fruits and vegetables with freshly-brewed gourmet coffee and more. Additionally, Maple Leaf Market will offer top-selling grocery and essential items, competitively priced gasoline, a variety of imported and domestic beers and more.
As a tribute to Upstate New York and symbolic of the Nation’s profound regional pride, Maple Leaf Market will be designed in a rustic-contemporary Adirondack-style. For this latest project, the Oneida Nation has once again partnered with SixteenFifty Creative Intelligence, the same creative team behind the design of several of the Nation’s award-winning restaurants including TS Steakhouse, Upstate Tavern, Tin Rooster, and Pino Bianco, as well as the recently announced Point Place Casino.
With the Oneida Nation’s innovative TS Rewards loyalty program, guests can also earn and use points on all Maple Leaf Market purchases, as well as purchases at all Oneida Nation Enterprise businesses, including Turning Stone Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, the golf courses, restaurants, spas, hotels, and entertainment and nightlife venues.