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New Chipotle to open in Chapel Hill

In this Feb. 8, 2016, file photo, a sign for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square.
In this Feb. 8, 2016, file photo, a sign for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square. AP

A new Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to open Thursday, April 27, in Chapel Hill’s Eastgate Shopping Center — giving the town its second location for the popular burrito maker.

The new Chipotle is located at 1490 Fordham Blvd. and will employ 30 people. The opening of the restaurant was supposed to take place earlier this month but construction delays have caused the fast-casual Mexican restaurant to push back its opening date twice.

The new Chipotle is one of a string of new additions to the Eastgate Shopping Center on the east side of Chapel Hill. Last month, the fast-casual salad restaurant Chopt Creative Salad Company announced it would be putting its third Triangle location at the shopping center.

Eastgate also recently added an Ulta Beauty store, and the popular Durham bakery Guglhupf is planning to open a 1,250-square-foot bakery there this month. The shopping center is also home to a Trader Joe’s, Bruegger’s Bagels and Starbucks.

Chapel Hill’s other Chipotle is located at 301 W. Franklin St.

Update: An earlier version of this article said the opening date of the new Chipotle would be April. That date has been pushed back to April 27, according to a spokeswoman for the restaurant.

Zachery Eanes: 919-419-6684, @zeanes

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