Leesville Road High School students will have one more off-campus lunch option, perhaps as soon as October 10.
The construction to build the tenth Chipotle in the Triangle area is almost completed at 9504 Strickland Road in North Raleigh.
Planning has been ongoing since the demolition of the Burger King on February 1, 2014. The Burger King had operated in that location since 1994. In April, construction began on the new Chipotle and it is now in its final stages.
Denver-based Chipotle’s new restaurant will join three other Raleigh locations, including spots on Glenwood Avenue, Falls of Neuse Road, and Hillsborough Street.
However, this is arguably just as close as the Glenwood Chipotle location in relevance to the high school, since it will be accessible by already close Strickland Road. In order to get to the Glenwood location, a student driver would have to wait at multiple notoriously long stop lights on and near Glenwood Avenue — not to mention that Glenwood Avenue is a pain to drive on anyways because of the heavy traffic.
And unless you are desiring a lunch detention session in the auditorium the next day, an attempt to visit the Falls of Neuse or Hillsborough Street locations should probably be avoided.
The Chipotle will be surrounded by the already popular Char-Grill, Papa John’s, and Zaxby’s, all located in and near the Harvest Plaza off of Strickland Road.