BLOOMINGTON - Work recently started on the long-delayed Chipotle Mexican Grill development at 305 Veterans Parkway, Bloomington, the site of the former Bombay Bicycle Club.
Tartan Realty of Chicago planned to open the 15,800-square-foot strip mall fully leased in June but that won't happen. Tartan President Doug Reichl did not return calls to the Pantagraph to discuss causes for the delay, a timeline for opening or any potential changes to leasing plans.
According to the company's Web site, Tartan still plans to open a Noodles & Co., a Chipotle Mexican Grill, a Scottrade broker's office and a Cingular Wireless store. Earlier this year, Reichl also was working to attract another restaurant, but nothing new has been announced.
Mark Huber, Bloomington director of planning and code enforcement, said Tartan also submitted plans for a Men's Wearhouse.
Huber didn't know why the project has been delayed or when it would be complete.
Tartan recently completed two developments in the Twin Cities: Washington Commons with Starbucks, Potbelly Sandwich Works and other retailers at the corner of Washington Street and Veterans Parkway in Bloom-ington; and the Noodles & Co. and Potbelly development at Main and Osage streets in Normal.
The developer owns additional property at Main and Osage and plans a mixed-use building with retail, including a Starbucks and another Chipotle Mexican Grill on the first floor and student apartments on the top floors. Reichl previously said that project was delayed because of cost.