Virgil Store, Potero Trading Post
El Potrero Trading Post (aka The Vigil Store) is a family-owned business located in the valley of Chimayo, New Mexico, next to the world famous El Santuario de Chimayo. El Santuario is renowned for the mysterious healing powers of its sacred dirt and a crucifix of the Christ of Esquipulas. The store opened in 1921 by Alfonsa Vigil as a small grocery store servicing the local community of El Potrero. The store is now owned by her daughter, Elma Bal, and run by her children, Raymond Bal and Vikki Tejada.