It’s official: Las Cruces’ dining scene is leveling up. Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) is coming to the City of Crosses and bringing their famous burritos, burrito bowls, fajitas and healthy Mexican food options with them. The Denver-based fast-casual concept known for its quality sourced fresh ingredients will be located at the intersection of Telshor and Lohman at 525 S Telshor.

Chipotle is a well-loved brand that boasts sourcing “food with integrity”. The brand has eliminated all additives from their food, and in March announced that they were eliminating all preservatives off their menu including artificial flavors and colors. Their website claims that great food cannot be made with mediocre ingredients and highlights the importance of having a connection to farmers, and healthy livestock raised with sufficient space and no added nontherapeutic antibiotics or hormones. Since 1993 Chipotle has grown their brand to be one of the best-recognized health conscious dining option chains, and now owns and operates over 2,000 locations worldwide.

From Chipotle’s website: “Every choice we make—about who we work with, what we serve, and what we stand for—affects the bigger picture: the health of the planet. Nutrient-rich soil reduces the need for pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, buying locally reduces vehicle emissions from transportation, and humane animal husbandry means diminished reliance on antibiotics. As we strive each day to be better, we keep in mind that everything is connected.”

Prestige Development Group (PDG, Inc.) is the developer responsible for the remodel of what had previously been the single tenant store Ride On Sports to a two tenant, 6,600-square-foot building for Chipotle Mexican Grill and Stanton Optical. Stanton Optical is a national leader in the eye health industry offering affordable eye care services that will be joining the Telshor medical arena this year.

The 2,370-square-foot location and will include a 300-square-foot patio. More details on the opening date to come.

PDG, Inc. is a high volume developer specializing in several restaurant, retail, and medical properties nationwide. PDG, Inc. also offers great opportunities to franchisee based products for many national chains.