The Mexican food chain Chipotle plans to open a new restaurant on Huntington Drive and construction is expected to commence early next year, according to the city's development blog.
The Monrovia Planning Commission has approved plans and a conditional use permit for the new restaurant, which will occupy the old Acapulco location in the Huntington Oaks Shopping Center.
"They’re actually going to replace the Acapulco building, tear it down and rebuild it," city spokesman Dan Bell said.
The parent company of the Acapulco chain filed for bankruptcy and closed its restaurants last year. The new building will be about 10,000 square feet and will be built to accommodate three additional restaurants, Bell said.
Chipotle has more than 900 restaurants nationwide, according to the company's website. Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold said in an email to Patch that his company can't comment on the proposed restaurant.
"As a rule, we don't discuss plans for individual restaurants until we have space under lease and construction scheduled," Arnold wrote. "At this point, we haven't cleared those hurdles yet."