Thursday, April 27, 2017

Taco Bell Cantina Coming to Old Colony Building (407 S. Dearborn St.)

A reader calls this one a game changer (via Curbed Chicago):
If 2016 deserves further scorn, it’s because Taco Bell failed to open another Chicago restaurant that serves alcohol. Fret not, because it’s 2017 and a second boozy bell appears on its way to the city, this time in the Loop. Taco Bell Cantina has applied for a liquor license for 407 S. Dearborn St., according to city records. 
When news first spread in May 2015 that a Boozy Bell was headed to Chicago, national media went berserk and locals flipped at the notion of a late-night chalupa chased by a cheap beer. The new restaurant would go inside the Old Colony Building, which is a student housing tower. The Bell opened its first U.S. restaurant to serve booze in Wicker Park back in September 2015, featuring spiked Mountain Dew slushies, beer and wine. Outside the U.S., including in Spain, The Bell had served booze to customers for years.
This is one block north of Congress and most of us wouldn't consider that the Sloop.  Regardless, this seems like a nice get for the Old Colony Building which recently went through a big renovation.

Do you think this could eat into Flaco's sales?  Or is this a different concept?

We've never been to the Taco Bell Cantina, but we know it has some buzz!

(Hat tip:  TC!)

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