Taco Bell, which failed to persuade skeptical Roslindale residents last year that they wanted to live mas and support a Taco Bell between the Haley School and the Wendy's on American Legion Highway, is coming back with another proposal to tear down the open-once-in-awhile ice-cream stand that now holds that space.
Representatives of a chain franchisee will face another grilling on Thursday at a meeting of the Mount Hope/Canterbury/Manning/American Legion Neighborhood Association, which is making it plain nothing has changed to make it quieren yet another fast-food outlet in what has become Roslindale's fast-food alley along American Legion:
They are ba-a-ck, same plan, same place, despite last year’s unanimous opposition from residents, Haley School parents and staff, and the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. ... We are continuing our plan to stop Taco Bell, and we all need to work together.
If built, the Taco Bell would be Boston's second, now that the one on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury has re-opened after paying for a food-serving license again.