Chipotle-not so Peachy?

Burbank would not identify the restaurant, but Nancy DiIanni, owner of Peaches CafE, said she's not crazy about her neighbor-to-be.

"I'm absolutely against it," said DiIanni,

She said there are two main reasons she is against the Chipotle coming to Stuyvesant: Chipotle does not fit into the character of Stuyvesant Plaza and it will aggravate an already existing parking space problem by the Fuller Road entrance to the plaza.

"Chipotle doesn't fit into the typical Stuyvesant Plaza demographic," said DiIanni.

She said the typical Stuyvesant Plaza demographic is women 35 and up, and argued Chipotle's main demographic is young men. She said the location would appeal particularly to college students at SUNY Albany who will be able to use their Podium funds at the location.

DiIanni said the town mandates one parking space per every employee and one space per every four customers for a restaurant, and one space per every 500 square feet of a retail establishment.

She said if her establishment were a retail store it would require five spaces, however as a restaurant it requires 40.

"As the percent of restaurants to retail changes, so does that percentage," she said.

She also said Chipotle, as a fast food location, does not fit in with the upscale character of Stuyvesant.

Smith said Chipotle's main demographic is people between the ages of 13 and 34, however the restaurant also appeals to the older demographic as well.

"My mother who is 83 loves Chipotle, we really do have a huge demographica whole lot of families come pretty regularly."


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