Coming Soon: Chipotle at 71 Spring Street

Posted on: October 11th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

In due course, the outdoor mall center that is SoHo is poised to receive a food-court eatery. 71 Spring Street, briefly occupied by Beba (one year) is changing cuisines from Mediterranean to fast-food Mexican. That’s right, neighbors, get ready; a Chipotle is in your midst. Big corporate brands are definitely shifting eastward from Broadway central, thanks in part to the massive Duane Reade up the bend at 225 Lafayette.

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According to the SLA docket for Community Board 2, Chipotle is seeking an on-premise liquor license for its newest establishment. Surprising, especially given that most of their locations only serve suds. Representatives will appear before the board Thursday evening.

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When looking at the coverage map on the official website, Chipotle sure has a sizable foothold on downtown. 71 Spring is not yet included. Nevertheless, it seems there’s plenty of opportunity for this franchise to expand across the neighborhood.  Perhaps it’ll become a showdown between Chipotle and Subway.  Let’s hope not.

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