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That speaks to the meticulous nature of Chipotle's corporate office.
With all that being said, the date they have targeted is November 7th, 2013. Officially, Chipotle is releasing the opening date of the "first week of November." All Chipotle locations are corporate owned, meaning there is no opportunity to franchise.
In regards to the size of the location, it looks to have more square footage than the Highland Heights location. There is a long, dining-counter in the middle of the restaurant, that is a new design concept for Chipotle.
The source also said they are projecting the Newport Pavilion location to do $5,000 a day in sales. For some perspective, the Buttermilk location in Fort Mitchell does $11,000 a day and the Dream Street location in Florence does $3,000 a day.
Obviously I am not privy to Chipotle store-to-store sales and market segmentation, but I would have to believe that $5,000 is a very conservative estimate.
As far as Buffalo Wild Wings, I do not have any official word on their opening. My eyes tell me they are probably about 2 weeks behind Chipotle. I would guess November 15.
Dick's has said they hope to be opened by Christmas. My best guess is that they will, but not by much. December 15 is my estimate there.
There are 4 retail spaces (2 awnings) in between BW3 and Chipotle and my sources could not pinpoint which locations would be moving in. I do know that offers have been made and subsequently countered, but nothing is done yet.
One source said their best guess was "Subway and a tanning salon."