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The 1900 block of West Expressway 83 is about to get even busier.

June 16, 2015

WESLACO — The 1900 block of West Expressway 83 is about to get even busier.

Mayor David Suarez announced Monday that in addition to Chipotle Mexican Grill’s plans to set up at 1901 W. Expressway 83 in Weslaco, its third location in the Rio Grande Valley, city officials are also anticipating the opening of Dunkin’ Donuts in the area.

“It’ll be right next to Popeyes, west of it actually,” Suarez said of what will be the third Dunkin’ Donuts location in the Valley. The first opened in Brownsville last summer and a second is slated for completion in Pharr this August.

The news came after The Monitor reported Monday that Chipotle is planning its third location in Weslaco, where the popular food chain is expected to open its doors to hungry consumers in November.

Other Chipotle locations will include McAllen, where it’s scheduled to open Thursday, and in Edinburg in August.

The mayor attributed Weslaco’s two newest restaurant chains to the city’s economic viability and expects other franchises to follow suit.

“Every time you talk about economic development and you’ve got franchise restaurants or retail coming to Weslaco, it’s exciting, because I believe other chains will see that Weslaco is a very viable community,” Suarez said. “It’s just a testament to the City of Weslaco in that it’s where you want to be. Any business coming to Weslaco will look at the numbers, like our sales taxes, and see it’s viable. And Dunkin’ Donuts and Chipotle did their homework on us.”

mrodriguez@mvtcnews.com

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Chipotle Mexican Grill looks to expand to the Mid-Valley

June 15, 2015

WESLACO — Chipotle Mexican Grill looks to expand to the Mid-Valley after announcing to build in McAllen and Edinburg earlier this year.

The food chain, popular for its burritos, is set to open a Weslaco location in November, according to a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

The Weslaco location will open at 1901 W. Expressway 83.

Chipotle also has two other future Valley locations, one in McAllen and Edinburg. The McAllen location is expected to open Thursday, and the Edinburg location will open in August.

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Weslaco, Texas 78596.
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About Weslaco EDC

The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDC) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the creation of jobs through recruitment of new industry and helping existing companies relocate and/or expand. Our objective is job creation and adding wealth to the city of Weslaco. The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco serves as a catalyst in increasing economic wealth and growth in Weslaco by fostering a positive business environment; assisting and facilitating investment in business interests in Weslaco; and adding value to Weslaco’s tax base.  Centered for Business in the Rio Grande Valley

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