A building elevation proposal for the new Chipotle restaurant at The Avenue was tabled June 10 by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The meeting also came with the announcement that Starbucks will vacate its current space at The Avenue and move a few feet east into the new building to be constructed next to Chipotle.
The exterior of the Chipotle, located near the intersection with Ga. highways 54 and 74 where the former Rite-Aid pharmacy was located, featured four sides brick. Commissioners liked the building materials, but tabled the item so that Commissioner Paul Gresham could work with the applicant to alter the structure so that it does not “come across as looking like a box.”
Planning and Development Director Robin Cailloux later in the meeting announced that the second new building, to be situated adjacent to Chipotle, will no longer be a bank.
Cailloux said the bank pulled out and the building will now be home to Starbucks. The current Starbucks is located a short distance away. The move will expand the coffee shop to approximately 2,500 sq. ft. and, per commission approval months earlier, will include a drive-thru window.
It was in December that the commission approved the conceptual site plan for a restaurant and a bank on the site.