Dec. 2, 2015 By Michael Florio
Chipotle has confirmed that it will open a location at 26-14 Jackson Ave. next spring.
Danielle Moore, Public Relations and Communications Manager with Chipotle Mexican Grill, confirmed that the company will open a restaurant at this location. While the company does not have an exact opening date yet, she said it should be opening next spring.
The news comes just days before the company opens their newest Queens location, on Northern Boulevard just off of 87th Street in Jackson Heights. That location is set to open on Dec. 10, as the Jackson Heights Post reported last week.
That will be the third Chipotle in Queens, along with a location in Queens Center Mall and on Austin Street.
I agree with all the posts that Chipolte is in trouble. Many E-Coli problems with their meat. the Company will probably survive but I know people will stay away for some time.One of my friends has already said he won’t go there for a while. We do need some small businesses as Melissa said as they drive the community. Corporate chains only look at the bottom line and don’t really care about the neighborhood, they are not sensitive of their impact whether they open or close a store in the community.
Hey listen. This is still a free country. Eat where ever you choose. It’s your money. All I’m asking is that people ALSO support your locally owned and run businesses too. Corporate businesses rent out space at much higher prices than small local businesses can afford. when the retail space goes up so does the residential space. Take this post for instance. The privately owned places barely get a whisper of comments, but the corporate places get all the chatter. Small business are pro community, corporate business is solely out for profit. We will all be rented out when LIC is all corporate just like the upper west side.
Yep. Every chain post gets 100 comments from people who need to tell us how they’ll never ever eat there. How about posting how excited you are about new local spots?
Born and raised here baby cakes! Peace!
Reading the comments section and I am amazed.
You people shit on each other over Chipotle -.-. Haha
In any case regardless of what your thoughts are as far as the quality of food.
It is definitely a great spot for one, with all of upcoming residential projects and the fact that this will probably be the #1 Citi Building destination for lunch.
Melissa — B R E A T H
So who’s being judgmental? Maybe you should relax, JY. Chipotle is the topic of the thread and this woman makes good points. I really don’t understand people like you who move to NYC and then crave all the bland garbage they left behind in their lame suburban towns.
I’m judgmental about big companies that drive profits, lower their employees wages, and take shortcuts on food quality, just so they can say what great corporate citizens they are being! These companies drive up rents and out promote the privately owned restaurants that cant compete with the budgets of these companies.
If Chipotle is such a great place, why are people out west getting sick after they eat Chipotle? I doubt we’ll see a chipotle in LIC s
anytime soon. 80 BC students just got sick. Chipotle is in trouble financially now!
Wow people are so judgmental on what others decide to eat and not eat. Get a grip for you people who don’t like Chipotle, if you don’t like it then just don’t go. What’s the big deal?
I do agree. I actually see it a step in the wrong direction for LIC.
There will be a trend with rents such as Williamsburg has seen.
Bedford and some other blocks are fetching $150 sq foot.
No local bushes without very strong financials can support a rent like that.
Not to mention locals often flock to the city and other areas due to increased variety.
We have 8 Italian restaurants alone in LIC and there’s a new one opening on Jackson Ave soon.
Now two more sushi spots are opening and we don’t even have a decent Chinese spot.
We need a business improvement district in place
Chipotle is shit. Anyone who eats that garbage is also shit because shit likes to eat itself filthy fuckers. Aslo chipotle lies about sourcing meats ethically you can find this out by reading investment reports on their website. Read in between the lines instead of letting them brain wash your dumb ass with pictures.
Nice ‘tude. Ridicule. What a great way to win hearts and minds…and taste buds.
In the borough with more ethnicities, and cultural foods to choose. It’s really ridiculous how many people are like moths to a flame! The corporations have figured this country out. Food quality, healthy products grown and raised properly for their families better health just doesn’t matter. Make a great, ridiculous commercial and them come running!
How many articles have been posted here about local privately run restaurants owned by people in the neighborhood? Their articles receive a couple measly comments, while the chain’s comments go on and on.
In NYC! What?
It’s because we have lots of lame people from the ‘burbs and Middle America living in NYC these days. People who grew up eating Shonie’s and Fluffernutters are primed to eat corporate fast-food shit.
Don’t you worry my epicurean friend. For every midwestern and suburban transplant there is at least one pretentious, overbearing, stuck up judgmental jackass just like you.
I’m not an epicurean or pretentious in the slightest. I’m just a simple guy who can’t stand garbage corporate chain suburban food and who much prefers enjoys family-run, old-timey New York City places serving up genuine, home-cooked food.
Too bad local owners of retail and new development will not be creating retail spaces affordable enough for new restaurants to flourish in the area.
I wonder what JVB has to say about that
You were born in Queens? Tell us more.
I second that. I grew up in the snottiest part of Connecticut and I can eat at Chipotles and enjoy it. This guy is a joke.
I might be a joke, but I still know when I’m being served slop. Is there any accident why an anagram for “Chipotle restaurant” is “Slurp into a catheter”?
McDonald’s spends a fortune on advertising, especially targeting children. It’s really hard to thwart its effect.
Yay! Let’s get someone corporate chains in! The mouth breathers demand it!
When is freaking Shake Shack coming to Hunters Point?!!?
Oh man, good call.
Let The Food Poisoning Begin…
Oh a McDonalds is coming don’t worry. And several Starbucks too, it’s only a matter of time. Once we have the population density that these firms need to survive they’ll be here.
There’s already a Starbucks in the citi bldg… And who eats Mickie Ds anymore anyway?
Not a real Starbucks in the Citi building, for what it’s worth. Just serves Starbucks products. Can confirm it tastes like garbage and doesn’t accept payment via Starbucks app.
That is hardly a Starbucks and barely anyone outside of the CitiCorp building use it
Though, they are supposedly looking for a space in the Queens plaza area
Great news. As long as its not a McDonalds.
McDonalds owns chipotle…
Not since 2006…
Wrong. McDonalds sold its investment in Chipotle back in 2006!
Even McDonald’s knows how horrible Chipotle is.
LIC Talk had this story back in September. You should give them credit. http://lictalk.com/?s=+CHIPOTLE+COMING+TO+COURT+SQUARE
There is a difference between rumor and confirmation.
I for one LOVE Chipotle! I CAN’T WAIT!!!
My wife is going to go nuts…
Shit in a cardboard bowl, that’s all it is, folks. This has got to be the most overrated chain on the planet
Really? What would you rather have there?
You are so wrong, chipotle is so good, and you’re probably the only person in this neighborhood that does not want it here
I’m sure there are plenty of people with no taste in good food who will love Chipotle. But I think there are plenty of others who can think of better things to eat than assembly line shit spooned into a cardboard bowls. Fine with me — enjoy it! Maybe more tables will open up at Casa Enrique.
Dude, Casa Enrique is a Michelin starred sit down restaurant. Get a grip. They are two totally different restaurants. Some days a decent quality fast food is totally acceptable. I have been in the neighborhood for 3 years and have been to Enrique 3 times. If Chipotle opens up, I will go there dozens of times. The veggie tacos are more than acceptable and the price is right.
Actually I don’t need it there. You can take the 7 right into grand central and grab it.
Shit will still be warm when you get back from Manhattan.
We don’t need more chains, but unfortunately the cost of retail is so unresonable that your average owner/operator can’t afford to open a restaurant
Chipotle by far is the highest quality large fast food chain in the world. This is not opinion. It is fact. I eat there from time to time and enjoy it for what it is. I once had a bad experience and wrote them an email. They made good on it with free meals and a nice letter.