They had already filed a lawsuit attempting to stop construction of some of the planned parking spaces and an outdoor seating area before a scary incident one afternoon this week when construction work made their house shake as if there were an extremely small but intense earthquake concentrated on the Chipotle build site. Everyone in the house hit the ground, assuming that there was a massive earthquake. That doesn’t happen very often in Pennsylvania, but is theoretically possible. Or something even worse might have happened: one of the homeowners told a local newspaper that “[e]verything was shaking, like a big bomb went off.”
The couple now claim that there are cracks in their foundation, walls, and ceilings that didn’t exist before the ground-pounding incident. Engineers are now investigating and hope to determine whether that’s really the case, or whether the cracks already existed before the new restaurant was even a guacamole glimmer in the chain’s eye.
Apart from the noise and possible cracks, the couple are concerned about parking, traffic, and their quality of life once the restaurant opens. They have lived in their home for 35 years and aren’t keen to pick up and move.