There was a story floating around last year that a Chipotle was opening in Latham. But months passed and nothing happened. It seemed like the Capital Region would continue to be burrito bol-less.
Then we saw Ellie's comment today about a Chipotle in Wilton. So we called up Chipotle and talked with Chris Arnold, a spokesman for the company. He confirmed that the fast-casual Mexican chain is planning to open three restaurants in the Capital Region this year.
The first location scheduled to open will be in Wilton on Rt 50 in the same plaza as the Five Guys that just opened. Arnold says the location is slated to open in late April or early May. A job posting for the location sets the date for April 24.
The other two locations are slated for Latham and Clifton Park, with openings in the fourth quarter of this year. Arnold said he didn't have addresses for the locations. (The word going around last year was the Chipotle would be opening at the intersection of Rt. 7 and Wade Road (map). The development at that location seemed to stall last year after the Colonie Planning Board granted conditional acceptance of the plan for the site.)
The Wilton Chipotle will be the chain's first location in Upstate New York. Arnold says they're also looking to open locations in Rochester.
We gotta say we're looking forward to the arrival of Chipotle. The food is good -- and it seems like the company makes an effort to not be evil.
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