Taco Bell Cantina on the Nice Scott web site will get OK to remain open late

Taco Bell Cantina on the Nice Scott web site will get OK to remain open late


However a liquor license will not be a given for the restaurant.

A picture of a building with a green awning that says "Great Scott," a closed music venue in Boston.

Nice Scott, a music venue within the Allston neighborhood of Boston that closed in the course of the pandemic, might develop into a Taco Bell Cantina. Keith Bedford/Boston Globe

Taco Bell Cantina has cleared one other hurdle in its plans to open on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston final week, with town’s Licensing Board approving a license that may permit the chain to serve meals till the wee hours.

However as for a license to serve liquor — a trademark of different Taco Bell Cantina places — that’s nonetheless up within the air.

Controversially for some, Taco Bell’s extra upscale iteration might be taking up the empty house at 1222 Commonwealth Avenue in Allston, the previous location of the beloved Nice Scott music venue.

Maria Lopez pours tequila right into a Mountain Dew Baja Blast frozen drink on the Taco Bell Cantina in the midst of the BU campus. – John Tlumacki/Globe Employees

The Taco Bell Cantina, which usually gives its traditional Tex-Mex choices (like Crunchwrap Supreme and Doritos Locos tacos) together with alcoholic beverage choices, was accepted for a typical victualler’s license to serve meals. The restaurant could be allowed to stay open till 3 a.m. Sunday via Thursday and three:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Boston’s licensing board additionally accepted a “7 Day Wines and Malt Drinks License” for the restaurant, but it surely’s contingent on whether or not one of many metropolis’s notoriously scarce liquor licenses turns into out there. If the restaurant is ready to snag a liquor license, closing time for alcoholic drinks could be 1 a.m.

Taco Bell’s company workplace didn’t reply to a request for remark by press time Wednesday.

The shop could be situated lower than a mile away from two different Taco Bell Cantina eating places, one close to Boston College’s campus and one other in Coolidge Nook. Each of these shops have opened up store within the Boston space within the final three years.

The most recent Cantina’s location announcement additionally struck a chord for some on-line.

“That is incorrect on so many ranges #VivaGreatScott,” one X consumer tweeted.

One Reddit consumer requested: “Isn’t that just like the third Taco Bell Cantina walkable from that location? Is Taco Bell Cantina the brand new Dunkin’?”

The previous music venue, which billed a few of the finest indie and punk acts, fell sufferer to COVID-19 closures. There have been plans to relocate the venue, however a reopening by no means materialized for Nice Scott, The Boston Globe studies.

Of the numerous venues which have closed, both due to COVID or previous to the pandemic, Boston.com readers in 2021 stated they missed Nice Scott essentially the most.

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