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The Mall at Johnson City Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Day of Tri Cities’ First Chipotle Mexican Grill

JOHNSON CITY, TN (March 24, 2021) – The Mall at Johnson City is excited to announce Chipotle Mexican Grill will open as the newest addition to the town center’s diverse selection of restaurants for guests on March 31. Chipotle Mexican Grill is a fast-casual restaurant specializing in build-your-own tacos, burritos, salads and bowls, and will feature a Chipotlane, the brand’s drive-thru mobile/digital order pick-up lane, where customers can retrieve pre-placed orders without leaving their car.

Chipotle Mexican Grill was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Southern California. The restaurant serves fresh, pesticide-free ingredients. Prior to the Johnson City location, residents of the Tri Cities would have to drive to Knoxville for the nearest location. The Johnson City Chamber of Commerce will celebrate opening day with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 31 at 10 a.m.

“Bringing the first Chipotle Mexican Grill to market is paramount,” said Ashley Grindstaff, General Manager, The Mall at Johnson City. “We are looking forward to celebrating the opening of Chipotle while keeping the health of shoppers our top priority and providing the safest experience possible.”

 The Mall at Johnson City remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. In the continued need to address COVID-19, the town center has proactively implemented additions to the Code of Conduct, effective until further notice.

These additions include the following guidelines:

  • Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people.
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover in accordance with state and local guidelines.
  • Do not gather in groups.
  • Adhere to each individual tenant’s COVID-19 policies.
  • Adhere to all federal, state and local regulations, recommendations and mandates regarding COVID-19.
    The Code of Conduct is posted at the Center and available

The Code of Conduct is posted at the Center and available online.

The Mall at Johnson City’s already rigorous disinfectant and cleaning practices will also continue many times per day, including periodically disinfecting areas most susceptible to the spread of germs. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers are located in highly-trafficked areas and walkways for public use.

The Mall at Johnson City’s newest restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill, will enhance the town center’s variety of notable retail locations to offer guests the most dynamic restaurant experience. This is just one example of The Mall at Johnson City’s ongoing commitment to creating a true town center where community members can safely shop, dine, and connect.