Mexican Restaurant Eyeing Vacant Chili’s Location

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple has learned that a Mexican restaurant is in serious talks to lease the former Chili’s location at 207 Main Street inside the Wilmington Crossing plaza.

Wilmington Apple is not yet in a position to disclose the restaurant’s identity.

Blackline Retail Group serves as the building’s leasing company. According to materials from the company, the 5,098 square foot, free standing restaurant remains in “excellent condition.” The location boasts excellent visibility from Main Street (Route 38), ample parking, an “all alcohol” bar liquor license, and proximity to nearly 150,000 people ($120,000+ average household income) within a 5-mile radius.

Coffman Realty developed and manages the Wilmington Crossing plaza.

If lease negotiations are successful, this would mark the second Mexican restaurant that is coming to Wilmington. Pancho’s Cantina, located on the other side of town at 206 Ballardvale Street in the strip mall next to Target, is expected to open next month, according to its Facebook page. Learn more about Pancho’s Cantina HERE.

Chili’s closed in town in early August 2017 after seven years in operation. The building’s original tenant was supposed to be Ruby Tuesday, but those plans fell through.

Town Hall recently announced intentions to fund a market analysis of this area of Route 38, from Richmond Street to Clark Street. The information gathered from the study would help attract new businesses to town and fill existing vacancies.

(NOTE: The cover photo of the vacant Chili’s location is from the Blackline Retail Group materials.)

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