PHOTOS: Work begins to prepare site for new Chipotle in Shelton

Site work has started to construct a new Chipotle Mexican Grill in Shelton on Bridgeport Avenue, near Commerce Drive. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

The 2,400-square-foot Chipotle building will be a separate, stand-alone structure in front of the Sears Appliance & Hardware, in the small shopping plaza at 705-711 Bridgeport Ave. It will be built in part of the existing Sears parking lot, close to the Hampton Inn.

The area where work is taking place has been fenced off and construction equipment has removed asphalt and completed other tasks in preparation for the actual construction.

The one-story Chipotle will have a small outdoor patio area. It will not have a drive-through window or serve any alcohol, according to the zoning applicant’s representatives.

Chipotle is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the “fast casual” market in the United States. This will be its first location in Shelton.

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