Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Panera Bread is proposing a second location in Waltham.
Waltham City Councilors expressed several preliminary concerns about the proposed second location of Panera Bread during a public hearing on Monday, June 25. Panera Bread is seeking to open a store at 1030 Main St., where Chipotle and Five Guys would also be located. They already have a store on Lexington Street. Specifically, Panera and Waltham Ventures LLC, the site’s owner, are seeking a permit top operate a fast food restaurant, a separate permit for a drive-thru and an amendment to a prior permit allowing a drive-thru. The concerns surround adequate parking and the smell that would emanate from the site. SITE SPECIFICATIONS CONCERNS
Monday, June 25, 2012
Panera Bread is planning a second location in Waltham.
Waltham City Councilors, on Monday, June 25, will take up Panera Bread's psoposal for a new store and accompanying drive-thru at its proposed second Waltham location, according to the council agenda. The hearing begins at 8 p.m. at Waltham City Hall. The company, which already has a location on Lexington Street, is looking to expand into the former Main Street Ford site in which Chipotle and others businesses plan to locate. Specifically, the company get approval for two special permits, one to operate a fast food restaurant and the other to operate a drive thru.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
City councilors plan to continue public hearing next month.
Several city councilors expressed concerns last night at a proposal to open a Chipotle Mexican Grill location at the former Main Street Ford site. Their concerns, expressed during a Tuesday, May 29 public hearing at City Hall, centered on recent reports of Chipotle being investigated for its hiring practices as well as the developer not yet submitting a traffic plan for the site. Ultimately, councilors plan to continue the public hearing at its next meeting on June 11. Last night’s hearing was held to review Chipotle’s request to operate a fast-food establishment, in accordance with city ordinances. In November of 2011, the City Council gave approval to reducing the number of parking spaces at the site, which allowed the project to …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Chipotle is planning a new location in Waltham.
A public hearing to discuss the proposal to bring a Chipotle Mexican Grill to Waltham will be held on Tuesday, May 29. The hearing on the company's request for a special permit to operat e a fast food restaurant will start at around 8 p.m. at City Hall. While few details are known about the proposal, the council's agenda reveals the company is trying to locate a new store at 1006 and 1022 Main Street (it would be one store), the site of the former Main Street Ford. Editor's Note: This story has been reposted because a prior version incorrectly reported the date of the hearing and the type of request Chipotle was making.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Chipotle coming into new development.
If signs are any indication, the long-planned retail development for Main Street will have plenty of interesting tenants. A sign hanging on the fence surrounding the empty that will eventually house the retail complex indicates, Supercuts, Massage Envy and others will eventually filly the space. The City Council approved the development last month. While Five Guys burger chain and Panera Bread have already announced they are planning on locations for Waltham, they never specified their intended locations. The signs, however, appear to indicate they will be at the planned complex. Chipotle, last week confirmed it would be moving into the complex.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Popular burrito chain plans to open location on Main Street.
You may want to save a lot of room in your stomach if you plan to eat at the latest restaurant planning to come to Waltham. Chipotle, the popular burrito chain with locations in Newton and other area communities, is planning to open a new location at 1022 Main St. in Waltham, according to a company spokesman. While she could not put an exact time on when the location would open, spokesman Katherine Newell Smith said it would be near the end of 2012. A developer is planning a retail complex for the site, for which the City Council gave final approval on Nov. 28, according to Waltham City Clerk Russ Malone. Technically, the approval allows the developer to eliminate 40 parking spaces at the site for a lower total of 244. The vote was 12-2 …