Chipotle to Open in Petaluma

Ninety percent of all retail space at the new Target shopping center has been rented, the North Bay Business Journal is reporting


Hey Chipotle lovers!

The “healthy burrito” chain is opening a location in Petaluma inside the new Target shopping center on East Washington, the North Bay Business Journal is reporting.

Other new tenants are Beverages & More, which already has five North Bay locations, and JPMorgan Chase Bank.

Other tenants will include Ulta Beauty, a cosmetics store, Dick’s Sporting Goods, TJ Maxx, Panera Bread and Sprouts, a grocery chain specializing in healthy food. Altogether the shopping center, slated to open this July, has leased about 90 percent of available retail space, according to the story.

“It goes to show that at least in the Bay Area, the economy is turning around,” said Katie Singer, a real estate agent for Terranomics told the North Bay Business Journal.

Three other deals at the shopping center are reportedly in advanced negotiation stages and should be finalized shortly, according to the article.

Want to see more? Click here to read the North Bay Business Journal article.

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Big Joe Mann February 11, 2013 at 07:36 PM
And Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Been on their website for a few months now.
Sheri Cardo February 11, 2013 at 09:28 PM
The Regency Center has put at least two other LOCAL businesses out of business already. First Medicine Shoppe because of the Target chain and now Beauty Store & More because of the Ulta chain. Wonder which LOCAL business owner will be next. Just like the trees, they are falling ... chopped down in their prime, diminishing the landscape. Progress, you say?
Don Lewis February 12, 2013 at 12:36 AM
So....we'll have a Sprouts 2 blocks away from Whole Foods, 2 blocks from Trader Joes A Dick's Sporting Goods less than a block away from Big 5 Sporting Goods A TJ Maxx less than a block away from Ross A Chase bank also 2 blocks away from a pre-exsisting Chase bank. Awesome need fulfillment. Can't wait to see more empty spots after this new shopping center puts the aforementioned Petaluma stores out of business. Aside from Whole Foods.
Realistic Citizen February 12, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Medicine Shoppe went out of business due to filling illegal prescriptions. As for Beauty store and more, how can Ulta put them out of business and they arent even open yet?? Your logic is lacking just a little there Sheri. I do agree with you on the Redwood trees, will definitely miss those. Maybe we need some more antique stores that do the actual citizens of Petaluma NO GOOD instead of actual stores that we can find products we need in. Or you would probably prefer us to drive to Novato or Rohnert Park and give those citys our money. I also bet your one of the ones who complains about the pot holes and less than desirable road conditions in town....how do you propose we pay for that without any new tax revenue in this town??? We need these stores to bring shoppers to Petaluma so they will spend money in the other stores as well. Not force them to surrounding cities for a day of shopping. As for Dons Post, Big 5 is horrible and never carries anything you need sports related. Ross is the worst branch of that store in Marin and Sonoma counties. as for sprouts, who knows i agree with you there, the last thing we need in this town after another mattress store is another Grocery store. But oh well.
Patrick M. February 12, 2013 at 02:30 AM
Boy the who puts who out of business mantra is sure getting old. Good local businesses will thrive and poor ones will go out of business. Same goes for chain stores. Very happy that I can do some everyday shopping here in Petaluma!!
Mary Gobbi-Gallagher February 12, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Wow Realistic Citizen! You might want to fact check before you accuse anyone of filling prescriptions illegally. I worked for the Medicine Shoppe for a very long time and I do not recall filling anything illegally.
SP February 12, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Sprouts is different than Whole Foods and won't require a Whole Paycheck. Traders will be fine too....were you concerned when Raleys moved in next door or when the Safeway was rebuilt? They all thrive. Big 5 has been awful for over a decade! As for Chase, they are like Starbucks, part of the mall landscape.
Sheri Cardo February 12, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Businesses look ahead and plan -- and when they see large chain stores coming into town with all their resources, some smaller establishments make an educated decision not to stick it out. That's not my logic, self-proclaimed "Realistic Citizen" -- it's what I've been told by the employees of those two businesses. And I'll thank you, unnamed one, to keep your presumptions to yourself as I have more interesting things to complain about than potholes.
Ptown February 12, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Progressive type rumor mills are hilarious, especially when no research is done. No wonder why they have such credibility problems. Someone said it, it fits my beliefs, it must be true. Here's why Medicine Shoppe really closed, I remember hearing about the store closing a while back. http://petaluma.patch.com/articles/after-30-year-run-medicine-shoppe-announces-closure Not because Target was coming to town.
mikeg55 February 12, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Complain all you want. The mall is opening, and I'll be happy to shop there!
Sheri Cardo February 12, 2013 at 04:58 PM
What people are willing to tell the press often differs from what they will whisper to people they know. The latter is usually the truth. Regardless of one's feelings about the new shopping malls, it always helps to know the truth.
Ptown February 12, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Yea, I'm sure the Medicine Shoppe concocted a false press release to cover up the top secret information that they were closing because Target was coming to town. Oh my gosh. At first credibility was lost, now I'm at a loss.
Sheri Cardo February 12, 2013 at 05:53 PM
There was no press release, unnamed one. Now whose belief system is getting in the way of the facts?
Ptown February 12, 2013 at 05:57 PM
The patch story (press release)
Sheri Cardo February 12, 2013 at 06:31 PM
That was a letter to customers that was obtained by the reporter. That's clearly stated in the article.
juzme February 12, 2013 at 06:41 PM
If you are so unhappy with Petaluma, then why not move to another town or start your own town, where things will go Your way! Stop bashing Petaluma..Things change..growth etc etc..Give it a rest Ms.
Ptown February 12, 2013 at 06:51 PM
As usual, arguments against worthless tidbits when proven wrong, and avoidance of the main point.
juzme February 12, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Kathy Schmidt February 12, 2013 at 09:31 PM
Does that mean you've selected your favorites? ;-)
Petaluma Seer February 12, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Overall, Realistic Citizen, you're NOT very REALISTIC in your take on Retail Biz. Pimping out our limited geography while squeezing out our local merchants is not economically sustainable. Point in fact is one of our closest cities, Rohnert Park, followed that philosphy and the result. Now they desperately need the Casino to float their boat. But then, hey, don't we have a possible Casino flanking us to oour immediate south now? Follow the money folks. National retailers are not the answer and they only momentairly are.
Holly Curtin February 17, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I cannot wait for the new shopping area. I am very tired of driving to another city to get a decent birthday gift or nice Home item. Plus our small town can really use the tax review! Go shopping.....stimulate the economy....breath! 
Petaluma Seer February 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Get ready, that old news will get alot more prevalent. As the local merchants move out, the laments will get stronger, and with good reason. National retailers are a joke when it comes to sustainability. RP is desperate, but notice Berkeley, and San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Carmel are doing very well, due to their local merchants and restrictions of National Retailers. You cannot argue with the economic facts. Wake up and smell the coffee folks. Cannabalism is even eating the Nationals own stores. But hey, they just pull up their tilt up stakes and move onto newer terrain when they push the Multiple store closure button. It's their National mode of operation manuel that guides them.


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