Construction begins on Route 22 Chipotle
Crews have begun working to convert the lot that used to house Eastmont Cleaners into a the home of a new Chipotle Mexican Grill. The restaurant is expected to open later this year along Route 22, across from Miracle Mile Shopping Center.
Photo by Lillian DeDomenic | For The Times Express
Work crews are laying the groundwork this week for a new Chipotle Mexican Grill on William Penn Highway, across from Miracle Mile Shopping Center.
The site plan was approved by Monroeville Council in June.
A 6-foot privacy fence and natural vegetation will shield residents on Kenmar Drive from the back of the restaurant, municipal officials said.
Construction was scheduled to start this spring, but municipal officials said they didn't know when it will open.
There is no scheduled opening date for the restaurant, though developers expect it will open at some point this year, said Architect John Simon, who works with the Ohio based Red Architecture and Planning.
“We're just now getting started on things, so a lot of things could change between now and the opening,” Simon said Tuesday.
Contamination was discovered about 10 years ago on the same lot, where Eastmont Cleaners was located.
The building since was demolished, and the cleanup process was approved by the state Department of Environmental Protection, said Paul Hugus, Monroeville director of engineering.
The first Chipotle opened about 20 years ago in Colorado.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or email@example.com.
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