PARK SLOPE — The burrito chain Chipotle will open its first Park Slope restaurant next week, a company spokeswoman said.
The fast-casual Mexican food joint is scheduled to open June 30 at 185 Seventh Ave., near Second Street. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will serve beer and margaritas in addition to food.
Chipotle's Park Slope location has been in the works since March 2015, when the restaurant leased the 2,500-square-foot space, a former Met Food supermarket.
Since that time, Chipotle has weathered two E. coli outbreaks and faced criticism after announcing it would stop using genetically modified ingredients.
Building owner Reyad Farraj, who grew up in Park Slope and has five kids, said he rented the spot to Chipotle in part because of the company's commitment to making food "with integrity."
Other recent comings and goings on the neighborhood restaurant and retail scene include:
► The raw juice bar Juice Press opened at 207 Seventh Ave., on the corner of Third Street in the former Yogurtland spot.
► The casual Hong Kong-inspired Hey Hey Canteen replaced 2 Duck Goose at 400 Fourth Ave. and Sixth Street.
► The outdoor BBQ spot Pig Beach opened on the banks of the Gowanus Canal at 480 Union St.
► Kosher steakhouse and cocktail bar Bison & Bourbon opened at 191 Seventh St. off Third Avenue in the space last occupied by The Bahche.