A little spice will be added to the culinary landscape of Greenwich with the planned opening next month of Chipotle Mexican Grill at the top of Greenwich Avenue.
Workers for Schimenti Construction have been toiling on an "interior fit-out" or a complete gutting of the interior of 49 Greenwich Ave., according to Steve Nickels, Schimenti's project manager overseeing the work. A building permit for the project - estimated to cost $300,000 - was granted by the Greenwich Building Department in January. Nickels could not provide an exact cost estimate.
Nickels said the grand opening is set for "mid-April." However, he could not provide a firm date. An e-mail seeking comment from Chipotle's corporate headquarters in Denver was not answered Tuesday.
The interior work includes seating for 20 to 30 diners and a bar.
According to Chipotle's website, the popular chain was founded in 1993 in Colorado and now has about 1,200 restaurants that feature burritos, tacos, salads, and as with some of the franchises, will offer alcoholic beverages.
The closest Chipotle restaurant is in Rye Brook, NY, in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center.