Chipotle likely to open by end of month

By Thomas Choi

Your prayers have finally been answered, Chipotle lovers.

Students will be able to get as many burritos and as much guacamole as their hearts (and wallets) desire tentatively by the end of October, a spokesperson from Vermilion Development, one of the major partners in the Harper Court project, confirmed. However, the spokesperson was unable to provide an exact date for Chipotle’s grand opening.

Almost a year and a half has passed since the announcement last April that Chipotle Mexican Grill would sign on as a lead tenant in Harper Court, located on East 53rd Street between South Harper Avenue and South Lake Park Avenue.

The restaurant’s interior has been finished, as has the store’s famed logo outside the storefront. In addition, the store is currently in the process of hiring employees.

The popular restaurant will be in the 53rd Street Frontage section of Harper Court, according to the Harper Court Web site.