“Join us as we give Wrigleyville's home of the Chalupa, 7 Layer Burrito, Doritos Taco and so, so much more a proper Irish wake,” the bar’s owners wrote on Facebook. “There will be toasts and drink specials, and yes, if it's still open there will be Taco Bell ‘food’ too.”
If you find yourself in the Wrigleyville area next weekend, you are firmly encouraged to eulogize the taco counter with missives of late-night Double Chalupas and tears shed over globs of Fire Sauce. Once a refuge for the tipsy, broke, and hungry, the space will soon operate as a 16,000sq foot retail space, complete with a two-story climbing gym -- which will not likely serve you nachos at 3am.
“Wrigleyville's last bastion of burritos, gorditas, and good decision making is getting the wrecking ball in November,” Nisei Lounge declared. “Though we're Team Burrito Mexicano around here, we know greatness, and the Wrigleyville Taco Bell always had it, if not in the food or the service, definitely in the people watching.”
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some serve hot cheese the color of traffic cones until 5am. We thank you for your service, Wrigleyville Taco Bell. You will not be forgotten.