A Shake Shack restaurant is slated to open next year at 1680 29th St., the site of the former Cantina Laredo restaurant that closed earlier this year.

Plans submitted to the city of Boulder suggest Shake Shack plans to demolish the old building to construct its own shack with architectural help from WD Partners in Dublin, Ohio.

"It will be roughly 3,500 square feet and will feature a large outdoor patio," said Meg Castranova, manager of brand communications for Shake Shack. The New York City-based restaurant chain "started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy's first art installation," the company reported in documents submitted to the city.

"In keeping with Shake Shack's commitment to green architecture and eco-friendly construction, the Boulder Shack will be constructed with recycled and sustainable materials. Booths will be made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and table tops will be made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes," Castranova said in an email.

Boulder would be Shake Shack's third location in Colorado; others are in Denver and Highlands Ranch.

Gretchen King, city spokeswoman for planning, said the site plans are under review, and once they are approved, the applicant will need permits for demolition and construction. "It may take time," she said.


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When the Boulder Shake Shack opens it will serve its usual fare including trademark burgers, crinkle-cut fries and hand-spun shakes, plus a selection of frozen custard.

The restaurant chain operates at nearly 200 locations in the United States and more than 70 international locations including London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Tokyo, Moscow and Seoul.

Pratik Joshi: 303-684-5310, pjoshi@dailycamera.com