Chipotle to Build New Location in Downtown Painesville

Construction fencing is up at 7 W Jackson Street in Painesville and the City is pleased to announce that Chipotle will be coming to the Richmond Street corridor. Demolition of the former Veteran’s Affairs building that sits on the corner of Richmond Street and W Jackson Street will begin Monday, June 24 and is scheduled for completion by July 12.


“We are excited to finally share this long-term project with the people of Painesville,” said Painesville City Council President Paul Hach. “This restaurant appeals to our young adult and family audience that continues to grow in Painesville and brings another food establishment to our city.”


Painesville’s Economic Development Director Cathy Bieterman agrees, “Painesville City’s growth over the last 10 years makes it possible to attract key target retailers like Chipotle and matches our economic development plan with the company’s loyal millennial following.”


The city’s economic development office worked closely with commercial real estate firm Anchor Cleveland and Diverse Development to secure an ideal location.

 “Painesville City’s business-friendly atmosphere has made it possible for a national retailer like Chipotle to move forward with this project. We really appreciate the support we have received so far,” said Ken Hicks, owner of Diverse Development.


“City leadership has been very helpful in shepherding this project along. They were incredibly pro-active in this process and are focused on seeing complimentary businesses along this important corridor,” said Matt Wilson, VP of Development at Anchor Cleveland.


The new Painesville City location will feature Chipotle’s new restaurant aesthetic, including ‘Chipotlane,’ the drive-up window concept for mobile orders only. A grand opening date has yet to be set for the new Painesville location but residents and visitors are encouraged to follow the city’s social media accounts for updates on the project.