Chipotle highlights Carson Mall’s fall grand openings
CARSON CITY — The fall will see a number of grand openings at the Carson Mall in Carson City.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to open the second week in October in the recently-constructed building at the corner of Carson and Stewart streets at the southwest corner of the mall property, according to Gabe Hagemann, managing director, The Carrington Company, the mall’s Eureka, Calif., owner.
Chipotle, a 24-year-old fast-casual food chain with more than 1,500 restaurants, will occupy 2,000 square feet in the new 5,000 square-foot building.
Pacific Dental Services is leasing the remaining 3,000 square feet and plans to open the second week in November, said Hagemann.
“They have 500 offices nationwide and will be a great fit out there,” he said.
The dentist office business operates four locations in Reno and two in Sparks.
Both tenants are now in the building making tenant improvements, Hagemann said. A new restaurant is also opening in October in the mall’s standalone building recently vacated by Tahoe Ridge Winery.
Hagemann said he couldn’t disclose the tenant yet, but that it was an independent restaurant that had been looking for space in the area.
“They decided to plant their flag in Carson City,” said Hagemann. “They will fill a void in the market and not duplicate.”
The Carrington Company is talking to potential tenants for the 23,500 square foot store last occupied by Bealls, which closed its doors in June.
Hagemann said he hopes to find a single, ideal business for the space.
“We are being very deliberate about that,” he said.
The company is also planning some exterior improvements, including to the parking lot, that should come together in time for the new business openings.
Reno-based design firm MBA Architecture and Design is assisting on the $47 million Caesars Entertainment project in downtown Reno.