Post by Martha
Dozens of Kenyon Square residents, DC USA employees and other neighbors attended an invitation-only soft opening of the Chipotle on 14th last night. Chipotle's East Coast PR Director Katherine Newell Smith said the company especially wanted to thank residents of Kenyon Square for putting up with the construction.
Kenyon Square resident Ryan Cathcart, 27, said it was less the noise than the intense "vibrations" he experienced over the last few months: "It vibrated up the building but wasn't anything like the jack-hammering that was going on outside for a while." Ryan was more ambivalent about the Chipotle finally opening, saying, "It's better than nothing."
Chipotle offered beer and wine to guests last night but an area manager told me they will not be pursuing a liquor license. My burrito, however, was delicious.
Shoutout to Fatima Guidel, 23, (left) who's joining the CH team from a Bethesda location.
Chipotle will open to the public tomorrow.