TWINSBURG -- A Chipotle location planned for construction at 2640 Creekside Drive was approved for an outdoor dining area by Twinsburg City Council Dec. 11.
Recommended by the Planning Commission, the conditional use permit will allow for an additional patio when construction of the new restaurant begins in March 2013. Planning and Community Development Director Larry Finch said the patio will be "relatively small" and is expected to add "no more than a dozen or so seats" to the restaurant.
The new Chipotle will join several other restaurants in the area that also offer outdoor seating such as Brewster's at 2681 Creekside Dr. and Mavis Winkle's at 8870 Darrow Rd. Finch said outdoor dining offers both an enhanced dining experience during favorable weather and a sense of communal connection.
"We like to see outdoor dining," Finch said. "It just shows that people are outside, people are involved and people are in the community. It's always good to see that kind of activity. I think it contributes to the community's livability."