We reported two days ago that the flower shop had closed at the northwest corner of Melrose Avenue and La Brea Avenue, and that the property appeared to be undergoing construction for something new to go in.
We have a scoop: A Chipotle Mexican Grill will be going into the space, according to a local real estate insider.
Chipotle is a fresh-and-fast Mexican restaurant chain that has been aggressively expanding nationwide. Currently, the closest Chipotle location are at the Farmers Market and near the corner of Sunset and Vine.
This new location will provide competition to neighborhood fast-Mexican establishments Frida Tacos and Baja Fresh. And perhaps Chipotle is hoping that some of the folks waiting in line next door at Pink’s will give up and head in for a burrito…