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WOW! What a Place!

By on March 1, 2016


A Little Piece of Home Away from Home

Walk through the doors of the Petro Stopping Center in Deming, New Mexico, and you can’t help but say, “Wow, what a neat place!” The spacious, super-clean design and beautiful, new Country Store welcome drivers and always draw rave reviews.

From its delicious Iron Skillet food and warm, welcoming staff to the immaculate tile flooring, sparkly clean restrooms and showers, and comfortable, inviting lounge areas, the Deming Petro Stopping Center is a showplace of cleanliness and comfort that provides a little piece of home away from home.

Everything You Need

Friendly folks greet you throughout the center, ready to meet your every need. The design is super-convenient with plenty of registers and counter space staffed by attentive team members who make you feel at home. Clean, bright, well-stocked displays offer a wide array of food and beverages.

Plus, beautiful gift items, some with a Southwest flair, are available for your special someone. The Country Store is noted for some of the finest handcrafted merchandise including silver and turquoise jewelry, native clothing an
d related items unique to the area.

There’s a wide selection of the latest StayFit® and Good2Go food items for the health conscious. Plus a fully stocked World Blends® coffee bar and Cool Cup Fountain area are at your fingertips.

If you feel like a workout, there’s a well-equipped fitness room. Ready for your easy chair? Choose one of the roomy, comfortable lounge
areas that even include a movie theater. Need to wash some clothes? There’s a battery of high-capacity washers and

Starbucks anyone? Steaming hot, delicious coffee is also available from the recently added Starbucks Coffeehouse.

Walls of History

A very special, must-see feature is the huge, hand-painted mural that commemorates the area’s brushes with history. Watch as Lucky Lindy lands his Spirit of St. Louis plane the same year that he was the first to solo across the Atlantic (1927), or ride along with General “Black Jack” Pershing as he leads his troops in pursuit of the outlaw Pancho Villa, or just check out a family on vacation driving through Deming in their shiny, new 1955 Nash Rambler.

Staffed by ASE-certified technicians, a well-stocked Service Center is equipped to handle your truck maintenance and repair needs 24/7/365. The RoadSquad mobile team is ready for emergency road service.

GM Luz Sotelo runs a tight ship that keeps the Petro Stopping Center sparkling clean from stem to stern and ensures that the entire staff is always on their toes and responsive to every driver’s needs.

So next time you’re cruising on I-10 between Las Cruces and the Arizona line, give yourself a special treat by rolling into Petro Deming for a short stop or an overnight stay you won’t soon forget.


Petro Deming, New Mexico

Where: I-10, Exit 68
Phone: 575.546.7070
Fax: 575.546.4046
Truck Parking Spaces: 150
Reserve-It! Parking: Yes
Private Showers: 9
Truck Service Bays: 3
Diesel Refueling Lanes: 10
Restaurants: Iron Skillet, Starbucks
Special Attraction: Southwestern Country Store

New Chicago

Situated at an elevation of 4,335 feet, Deming—the Luna County seat—is located in the upper Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern
quadrant of New Mexico. Although there are four nearby mountain ranges, the majority of the land is flat with desert scrub and native grasses. With a population of just over 15,000, Deming is the county’s largest town.

With the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railway in 1881 and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe (AT & SF) Railroad six months later, the town of Deming was born. First a tent city and shantytown, it didn’t take long before permanent buildings were erected. The Downtown Deming Historic District encompasses approximately 30 acres and includes a variety of buildings spanning its 130-year history.

Deming5Historically referred to as New Chicago or the Windmill City, Deming retains a surprising number of commercial buildings that maintain a high degree of integrity from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Architectural styles range from Queen Anne to Pueblo and Mission Revival to Art Deco. Three properties are already listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and more certifications are pending.

Historically, Deming has been supported by the railroads, mining, ranching, and agriculture. The associations with railroad-era development and the mining industry are apparent. In the late nineteenth century, the town served as an entry point when crossing the U.S.-Mexican border.

Grab a Cool Cup soft drink, wear your sunglasses and walking shoes, and enjoy a stroll through history as your truck is being serviced or your dinner is digesting.


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