A restaurant called Bueno Mexican Grill is planned for 7023 Columbia Pike in Annandale next to Evergreen Lane. A vacant gray building that used to house a Shell gas station has been on that site for years.
The owner of the property, Charles Lee, expects the restaurant to open in mid-March. It will be independent, not part of a chain. Lee owns Annandale Catering on Tom Davis Drive.
Bueno Mexican Grill will serve burritos and other, light Mexican fare, similar to what’s available at Chipotle, said Simon Yi, who will manage the 2,300-square-foot restaurant. It will have indoor and outdoor seating for 100 people.
Permits have been approved for the demolition of the existing structure and for the exterior design of a new stucco building. Yi expects a permit for the interior plan to be approved soon.