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Qdoba location confirmed?

Well... it looks like BlueStone may have confirmed that official location of where Qdoba in Duluth. That's before officials from Qdoba even could. Don't be too surprised, because it's the exact location we posted a few months ago. We've attached an image so you can see how the shops will be arranged in the new Shops at BlueStone development. They're expected to open in February and March, with the Tavern on the Hill restaurant opening this summer. The Shops at BlueStone are 100 percent leased now. You know what that means... there's a demand for future growth. We should learn in the coming months what the next plans are for the development. Keep in mind there still are two more residential developments planned. There was suppose to be only one more commercial component to the development, but now that it has been decided that the former Woodland Middle School will be demolished, plans include more retail space... over 40,000 square feet more. Site plans show development of a potential pharmacy... CVS? Along with a grocery tenant... Trader Joes? The rumors are swirling around. We'll keep you informed as always.
 

More details emerge on Qdoba location

More details have come out about where Qdoba's first Northern Minnesota location will open up. While it is obvious that it will be in the city of Duluth, rumors have been swirling that the fast casual restaurant chain has been looking at sites all over the city. Specifically rumors have been coming in strong that Qdoba will be the burrito tenant for the final available retail space in the Shops at BlueStone. Well, we did some searching and talked with a few different sources and here is what we found. Qdoba officials have confirmed that the Duluth location will be "within walking distance of UMD" but that they also were still not ready to 100% confirm the exact location of the deal. We think it's pretty obvious now.

While there is another potential site available within walking distance of UMD, we feel that it's a no brainer that Qdoba would go after the Shops at BlueStone space first. We've also had this rumor confirmed by a few other sources who say they have been told that the Qdoba deal is 100% official. We reported a few months ago that we thought the burrito restaurant locating in the Shops at BlueStone may in fact be another Chipotle. While our opinion has been swayed now, Chipotle sources are still saying that people shouldn't be surprised if they see another location open next year in Duluth.

Regardless, let's just be happy our burrito cravings are about to be filled... by two delicious burrito making joints.

Get those burrito smackin' lips ready. It's time to get your grub on.
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It's official. After years and years of Duluthians wishing, hoping, dreaming, even pleading with two specific burrito joints about coming to Duluth... the prayers have been answered. Those petitions have not gone unnoticed! We reported last month that Chipotle planned to construct a store at the Miller Hill Mall and we can officially say today that our word was true (as we always try to be). Original rumors were that Chipotle was going to build a free standing location in the malls front parking lot, however the exact location within (or outside) the Miller Hill Mall still has yet to be announced. Chipotle officials have confirmed that the Miller Hill Mall location will open in March 2014.

This comes just a day after Chipotle's competition Qdoba announced that they too are opening a restaurant in the Duluth area in 2014. It looks like there's about to be a burrito showdown in the Twin Ports... but let's be honest, that's never a bad thing.

As always, we'll keep you updated with the latest news as we find out!

Until then... Happy Burrito Dreams.