Monday, February 14, 2022

A Taco Bell is coming back to 3rd Avenue for the first time in 15 years (or so)

Renovations continue in the storefront on the SW corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street, where we learned that a — ding! ding! — Taco Bell is on the way. 

DOB records list the new tenant as Taco Bell... (taco emoji NOT part of DOB permit...ditto for the helpful EV arrow)...
In 2017, Taco Bell announced that it would be opening 50 (!!!) outposts in NYC over the next five years. Perhaps this is one of them. 

There was a Taco Bell at 58 Third Ave. between 10th Street and 11th Street until sometime in late 2007 or early 2008. 

TB will be right next door to Yellow Rose, which serves really good tacos, tortas and chalupas ...
That SW corner spot was previously Bluemercury, the luxury beauty retailer, which closed during the pandemic.

And previously: Gothic Cabinet Craft shop closed in January 2016 after 47 years in business on this corner.

9 comments:

Billsville said...

Taco Bell is actually better, and cheaper, than Chipotle. It had to be said.

NOTORIOUS said...

Doja Cat!

djny10003 said...

Never going there.

Neighbor said...

Remember the video of the rats in the old 3rd avenue Taco Bell...?

JAMES said...

No but I damn well remember the video of DOZENS of Rats feasting on the floor of the KFC on Sixth avenue and the interview with the young girl saying see ate there like 4 times a week (why?)

Anonymous said...

OMG! YES ­čś▒

Anonymous said...

Was it non-obvious? Two different quality levels.

Anonymous said...

Didn't even know there was a Taco Bell there then.
Well, still good to know.

Anonymous said...

Panda Express, Taco Bell. The chains they are coming to get us.