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    BTW, i’d def. be down for a “chiptole” type store that’s locally owned and makes a better burrito. I just want some cheaper, healthy, quick options.

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    I would welcome a Chipotle in OTE.

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    Graybeak
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    I have never been a fan. I can get a pound of rice much cheaper at the store and cook it myself.

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    mrsgeedeck said:
    +1 I feel like the SN has worked hard to craft itself as a destination space where you find one of a kind (in Cbus’) shops and restaurants. While I agree with Walker about creating a well rounded neighborhood, is a Chipotle destined to be the next White Castle or even Donatos? While on the one hand those places are Columbus home grown, they do stick out in the neighborhood.

    Also @Cbusbill, if its my neighborhood, and I’ve got the mortgage bill and tax bill to prove it, then yes, I do have a vested interest in how the neighborhood develops. If I wanted to live near a bunch of chains I would have saved myself 100k and moved next to a strip mall in the ‘burbs.

    I guess I look at Chipotle differently (tomAto, toMAHto). Sure its a chain, but it is dedicated to organic sourcing, and brags about how much comes locally from Ohio farmers. I don’t think having this in the neighborhood turns the SH into a strip mall. If this were an Arby’s going in, I’m right there with you…but chains run the right way should never be shunned simply because they’re a chain. Hilton’s a chain, yet I believe it will be a benefit to the SH that it arrived. Jenni’s is a chain, and hopefully the neighborhoods in Cleveland, Nashville, etc. where it sets up shop will benefit from its arrival. They just announced a Flip Burger going in next to Barley’s. Its a chain from Cleveland…should we shun that?

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    The Short North is large enough to hold local and chain establishments. I don’t think anyone would complain if apple wanted to set up shop.

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    Cbusbill said:
    I guess I look at Chipotle differently (tomAto, toMAHto). Sure its a chain, but it is dedicated to organic sourcing, and brags about how much comes locally from Ohio farmers. I don’t think having this in the neighborhood turns the SH into a strip mall. If this were an Arby’s going in, I’m right there with you…but chains run the right way should never be shunned simply because they’re a chain. Hilton’s a chain, yet I believe it will be a benefit to the SH that it arrived. Jenni’s is a chain, and hopefully the neighborhoods in Cleveland, Nashville, etc. where it sets up shop will benefit from its arrival. They just announced a Flip Burger going in next to Barley’s. Its a chain from Cleveland…should we shun that?

    good post.

    also i would love an arby’s in the SN or OTE.

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    Walker said:
    And if nobody in the Short North wants it, I’ll gladly take a Chipotle over on East Long Street. ;)

    I second that…

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    Cbusbill said:
    I guess I look at Chipotle differently (tomAto, toMAHto). Sure its a chain, but it is dedicated to organic sourcing, and brags about how much comes locally from Ohio farmers. I don’t think having this in the neighborhood turns the SH into a strip mall.

    +1

    Not all chains are created equal.

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    Stephen43215 said:
    The Short North is large enough to hold local and chain establishments.

    +1

    If this Chipotle does in fact go through, it’s in a new build location. It won’t be displacing an existing business of any kind. Additionally, the Firestone development will be adding new residents to the neighborhood as well, so that should also help combat any fears about detracting from sales at existing businesses.

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    Arena district, short north, campus… That’s surpassing starbucks density. but yeah, that shit is delicious. and as far as chains in a cool neighborhood go, they have pretty tasteful signage and decor. could be a lot worse.

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    groundrules said:
    Arena district, short north, campus… That’s surpassing starbucks density. but yeah, that shit is delicious. and as far as chains in a cool neighborhood go, they have pretty tasteful signage and decor. could be a lot worse.

    No drive-thru either. ;)

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    groundrules said:
    Arena district, short north, campus… That’s surpassing starbucks density. but yeah, that shit is delicious. and as far as chains in a cool neighborhood go, they have pretty tasteful signage and decor. could be a lot worse.

    Don’t forget High St just south of 70. I think that counts as brewery district.

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    There’s already plenty of Chipotles. Now there will be 3 on the same street about once every mile.

    It seems a bit excessive, but I’m sure they’ll all do well. I haven’t been to one of the others on high street when there wasn’t a pretty long line.

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    Can’t be any worse that that uppity Northstar Cafe chain.

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    Snarf said:
    Can’t be any worse that that uppity Northstar Cafe chain.

    Don’t forget those restaurant owners that own multiple restaurants in the area. Blasphemers!

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