Thursday, May 3, 2018
The boozy Taco Bell on Broadway doesn't appear to be happening
Last fall, Taco Bell announced that it was opening a slew of outposts in the city, including a booze-serving Bell at 647 Broadway near Bleecker.
There hadn't been any activity at the former ZiGi Shoes space... and now a for rent sign has arrived on the storefront.
TB refers reportedly refers to these outposts as cantinas, which "boast flashy millennial-baiting features like digital menu boards, digital queues, open kitchens, and shareable tapas-style menus," per Eater. Popular cantina drink menu items include "Twisted Freezes" — a slushy-like, uh, slush that mixes flavors like margarita, piña colada, lemonade and cherry blue raspberry with tequila, rum, vodka, whiskey or spiced rum.
The cantina on the Bushwick/Bed-Stuy border — announced at the same time as the Broadway locale — is reportedly awaiting its liquor license.