Revisiting Columbia Heights’ Chiptole – What do you think now?


We have had many discussions about the Chipotle which opened up at 3113 14th Street, NW. It was a surprisingly (to me) controversial topic. I want to revisit it for one primary reason – it is always packed! I mean, I can walk by this place at 2:30 in the afternoon and there is a line. At noon and there is a line snaking completely around the store. And mind you, the line is comprised of black residents, white residents and latino residents. I mean it seems to be a real melting pot. This is not up for debate. It is very successful. But I am curious to hear from those who opposed its arrival. Seeing the success it has achieved among all residents, do you still think it was a bad idea for Columbia Heights (or any other neighborhood for that matter)?

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