Plans filed for Chipotle, Starbucks locations

Joshua Kellogg
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A new Starbucks location and a Chipotle Mexican Grill could be coming to the city next year.

A Starbucks location is planned for this site at the northeast corner of East Main Street and Browning Parkway in Farmington.

Plans have been submitted to Farmington’s Building Inspection Division for a Starbucks at 2900 E. Main St. and a Chipotle Mexican Grill at 4906 E. Main St.

Derrick Childers, the city's chief building inspector, said the building plans for the two locations are under review.

The proposed Chipotle Mexican Grill location is part of a planned development called The Shops @ Main that will house two storefronts on a site located in the southeast corner of the Target parking lot at 4900 E. Main St, according to the construction plans submitted to the city.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. spokesman Chris Arnold said in an email the restaurant could open in the fall, but the date could be pushed back.  

The local firm Rodahl and Hummell Architecture is listed as the architect for the “two-shell” structure, and the Dungan Design Group in Overland Park, Kan., Is listed as the architect for the Chipotle restaurant.

The construction plans show the 2,278-square-foot space would have room for 50 people in the indoor dining area and outdoor seating for 14 people.

The Starbucks location planned for this site will be nearly 2,500 square feet in size and will the chain's fifth area store.

The proposed Starbucks location is set for the intersection of East Main Street and Browning Parkway, next to the Chevron gas station at 2834 E. Main St. It would join the free-standing location at 4337 E. Main St., along with the locations inside Target and the Safeway grocery stores at 3540 E. Main St. in Farmington and 415 N. Main Ave. in Aztec.

Starbucks Corp. did not respond to a request for comment on the proposed project.

The Hartman and Majewski Design group in Albuquerque and Studio DH Architecture in Golden, Colo., are involved in the project, according to the construction plans that have been submitted.

The 2,474-square-foot Starbucks coffee shop would have room for 59 people and feature a drive-thru.

Joshua Kellogg covers education for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.