Business Government

Chipotle Mexican Grill Approved For Village of Newtown Shopping Center

Credit: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill received the green light from the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors this week.

The Supervisors voted 5-0 to grant conditional use construct their fast-casual eatery at the under-renovation shopping center near the current location of the Bank of America off Durham Road.

The drive-thru plan was dropped and the 2,500-square-foot eatery will only feature takeout and a sit-in dining area. There will be space for customers to eat outside near a public space and performance area being constructed in the Village of Newtown Shopping Center. 

An attorney representing the project said the L-shaped building that will house Chipotle Mexican Grill and other businesses will be completed this year. The eatery could open before the end of 2019.

It has been long-rumored that Chipotle was looking to open in the Newtown area. broke the news of the plan on March 1.

Chipotle currently operates Bucks County locations in Bensalem, Doylestown, Warminster, and Warrington. The company is planning to also open a restaurant near the Oxford Valley Mall in Middletown. 

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001