MARTINEZ -- A Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to open in late March in the small shopping center on Arnold Drive.
Developer Bill Schrader has signed a lease with the national chain restaurant to fill a 2,200-square-foot building with an outdoor patio, the last space in the new shopping center. The company begins construction next week on the building interior, Schrader said.
The 15,500-square-foot shopping center sits on a formerly vacant 1.5-acre site on Arnold Drive where the pumpkin patch and Christmas tree lot used to appear every year. The drive-thru Starbucks, Verizon and Dollar Tree in the shopping center opened last summer.
The shopping center is the first new commercial complex built in Martinez in more than a decade.
Lisa P. White covers Martinez and Pleasant Hill. Contact her at 925-943-8011. Follow her at Twitter.com/lisa_p_white.