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Hallowed Allston music venue could become a Taco Bell

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Taco Bell is looking to put one of its liquor-infused Taco Bell Cantinas into the space at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues where Great Scott used to be.

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'nuff said

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I know right?

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That’s on point for where we’re headed.

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Any kind of valuable culture is going away fast, and is not going to return. All of that is over and done. It will be replaced, obviously, with wide spread mental illness. Forever.

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scene go, this one is a little on the nose.

Up next: Tesla-X Fenway Park!

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I salted the ground around the building a few years ago so nothing else would grow.
I'm going to double the layer.
More coarse this time.

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Alotta things would be better if we had the Rat.

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Epitomizes the “New Boston”, this is definitely it!

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Now all restaurants are Taco Bell.

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Pizza hut and taco bell

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Well, it's the only restaurant to survive the franchise wars

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If I eat there when it becomes a Taco Bell I will end up with far worse regrets than I ever generated there when it was Great Scott.

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There's already one in Coolidge Corner, a short 66 bus ride or a 15 minute walk from Allston Village. Like some years back when there were three McDuhs in or an easy walk/ride from the Village.

Instead of a Taco Bell, why not a Korean preppy/yuppie joint with $20 a bowl noodles? The area could sure use one of those!

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The block between Amory and St. Paul features a Taco Bell Cantina between the Target and a Chipotle. That whole block is really quite a statement about Boston in the '20s.

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I frequent that area because I'm a regular at B.U. hockey games and always go the Sunset Cantina beforehand. I'm thankful the Sunset is up and running, especially after T's Pub shut down. The stretch from the B.U. bridge to Harvard Ave., with the arena, the Paradise, the various restaurants and shops, the student foot traffic, etc., is generally lively and safe, we should feel fortunate.

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Ha!

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Will it still have a good bathroom to do coke in?

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Of the four corners of that intersection, the old Great Scott one seems the least likely for a Taco Bell...I pity the folks living in that building if this goes through.

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With the Stingray/O'Brien's building changing hands (don't kid yourself that O'Brien's will survive the transition if Stingray won't), I found it sad that the old Great Scott location was still empty after all these years, and briefly mused that O'Brien's would step up into Great Scott like so many bands that played O'Brien's first. I guess the landlord was right: they could find a better paying tenant by waiting.

Maybe the punks will have the last laugh, but I doubt it.

OK, I know I'm being dramatic: The Sil changed hands successfully and is doing events now. The Model is still shitty. Allston is not all dead, it's just different. And the clubs are closing because nobody cares about rock music except the bands playing it these days. You can blame capitalism and clear channel for that, maybe, but if tastes change they change.

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And the clubs are closing because nobody cares about rock music except the bands playing it these days.

?????????????

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I was surprised when my kids informed me that all their high school friends mostly listen to rap.

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Ask yourself what current rock band could start a riot at the hatch shell. For what it's worth, I'm regularly in the bands liking and playing it, and it sucks to see bits of the things I like leaving popular culture, but it also makes space for more experimentation with the form and takes away all pressure to 'make it'.

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I do remember the Green Day riot, about thirty years ago.

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Magoo luvs The movie demolition man. Magoo will only shake someone’s hand in the manner one does in the movie demolition man where one brings one’s palm up close but not touching another’s palm and then moves said palm in a circle. Magoo.

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now it's all covered with tacos.

(with apologies to David Byrne)

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Instead of a tacky Taco Bell spinoff, can it become, say, this neighborhood's version of Buff's Pub, which is constantly busy? Or the late, lamented T's Pub? Gotta have wings and TV's and cater to the sports bro crowd.

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Instead of a tacky Taco Bell spinoff, can it become, say, this neighborhood's version of Buff's Pub, which is constantly busy?

Guessing not, because large chains are likely the only ones who can afford the rents these days.

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Man, Buff's would absolutely kill it there. We have to stop the bleed of bars that serve mostly good beer, and good-to-excellent bar food. Hopefully we can find a way to do so in the current real estate market.

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I live about a one minute walk from Buff's, I'm very lucky.

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