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By adamg - 9/28/23 - 11:06 am

Over the objections of the Allston Civic Association, the Boston Licensing Board today approved a food-serving license with into-the-wee-hours service for an upscalish Taco Bell where Great Scott used to be at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/23 - 1:36 pm

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let a proposed liquor-serving Taco Bell Cantina not just serve drinks until 2 a.m. but then stay open another 60 to 90 minutes in the old Great Scott spaces at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues - unless the company agrees to seek a deferral to meet with the Allston Civic Association, whose president called service and hours like that a potential menace to the neighborhood that an understaffed police district might be unable to contain. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 7:09 pm

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.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 10:53 am

A Taco Bell franchisee today withdrew its request for zoning permission to raze a former tire store and replace it with a Mexican-like outlet at 1578 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan.

Derric Small, attorney for Cantina Hospitality of Greenwich, CT, did not provide a reason for withdrawing the application for a take-out place with a free-standing sign at a Zoning Board of Appeal hearing this morning.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 11:27 am

Update: Food-serving license granted.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let a Taco Bell franchisee build one of its next-gen outlets, which feels more like a cantina than a fast-food drive-through, and which could be part of a series of new Taco Bells across Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a proposal for a Taco Bell Cantina at 449 West Broadway in Perkins Square - a long vacant gap between two other buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/20 - 1:12 pm
Gulls enjoying a feast outside the Taco Bell in downtown Boston

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 report about the gull buffet outside the Summer Street Taco Bell this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 11:32 pm

The Daily Free Press reports the chain is opening an outlet at 872 Commonwealth Ave. OK, that's really BUville, but it's on the Brookline side of the line near Amory Street, so Brookline will soon have 50% of the number of Taco Bells that Boston has, which is two (one downtown and one in West Roxbury).

By adamg - 10/22/18 - 4:51 pm
Taco Bell coming to Summer Street

Impending Taco Bell.

Cybah reports the culinary hole left by the closing of the Summer Street Subway is being filled by a Taco Bell.

Boston currently has just one Taco Bell, even if barely: On VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, just up from the Dedham line (it shares space with Boston's only Long John Silver's).

By adamg - 7/14/17 - 9:30 am

Members of the neighborhood group that represents the streets along American Legion Highway in Roslindale vowed last night to fight a possible renewed attempt by a Taco Bell franchisee to open an outlet on American Legion at Walk Hill Street, between the Wendy's and the Haley Pilot School. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/17 - 12:28 pm

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. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/17 - 4:29 pm
Taco Bell in West Roxbury is shut

Robert Alvarez was stunned to find this sign on the front door today.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered the Taco Bell at 1560 VFW Parkway in West Roxbury shut because its corporate owners in Tennessee failed to pay for a 2017 food-serving license. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/17 - 11:25 am

Boston's only free-standing Taco Bell had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why its late-night manager left two detectives standing in the rain for five minutes before he let them in for an inspection last month. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/17 - 1:07 pm

Michael Ratty reports the Taco Bell at Northeastern University is gone, leaving Boston with just one Taco Bell, on VFW Parkway northbound in West Roxbury, just past the Dedham line and just before the new sex-toy shop.

By adamg - 1/13/17 - 11:58 am

Ron Newman sounds the alarm: Taco Bell is sniffing around the space where iYo used to be for one of its next-gen joints featuring alcoholic beverages to go with the chalupas - like alcohol-infused self-service slushies.

By adamg - 5/23/16 - 1:44 pm
Old Frosty Freeze in Roslindale, where the Taco Bell would go

Old Frosty Freeze, where the Taco Bell would go.

A Taco Bell franchisee has started advertising for managers and workers at its proposed site next to the Wendy's on American Legion Highway even though it does not yet have approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals or the Boston Licensing Board and has yet to even pull permits from ISD to replace the small ice-cream stand that's now there. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/16 - 9:57 pm

Residents living along and near American Legion Highway in Roslindale were in no mood to think outside the bun this evening: They told a Taco Bell franchisee in no uncertain terms they don't want its restaurant smushed into the space between the Wendy's and the Haley School. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 12/3/11 - 9:14 am

Over the last couple months, the two KFC/Taco Bell locations in Cambridge and Somerville have closed -- first on Hampshire Street near Inman Square, and now on Broadway in East Somerville. (A third KFC/Taco Bell in North Cambridge closed in 2007.)

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