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Construction crews have been working to build a new Chipotle Mexican Grill, in Rio Grande, which is scheduled to open later this year. 

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RIO GRANDE - Cape May County's first Chipotle Mexican Grill is openinglater this year, a spokesperson for the restaurant chain confirmed Jan. 14.

The restaurant, with an anticipated second-quarter opening, will fill a space once occupied bythe former Payless shoe store, on Route 47, in Rio Grande, heading east toward Wildwood. The franchise's closest restaurant, which originally housed a Boston Market, is in Somers Point, Atlantic County, on Route 9, across from McNaughton's Garden Center. That location isAtlantic County's second, with the Mays Landing location being the first.

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