The wonderful rumor has been confirmed by my man from Chipotle (or some managing company or something, it was on the website), Rick:
From: Rick Will
Subject: RE: Chipotle
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2003 6:05:03 PM US/Central
To: A.J. Colianni
We have signed a lease to open adjacent to the new targt on the No end of town. Hope to open early next year
From: A.J. Colianni
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 10:45 AM
To: Rick Will
I just heard a rumor that Chipotle was coming to Rochester, MN.
Can you confirm this?
I will be there opening day dressed as a burrito!