Taco Bell to debut shareables at its first booze-selling location

The Boozy Taco Bell could be opening any day now with beer and wine costing $3, alcohol "Twisted Freezes" for $7.19 and some special "sharable" menu items.

The new Wicker Park Taco Bell — the first in the United States to serve booze — was originally targeted to open around Labor Day.

A corporate spokesman in the Bell's California-based headquarters indicated there would be a private preview on Monday for media folks but could not say when it would be open to the general public.

Located at 1439 N. Milwaukee Ave., the Taco Bell, formerly home to Tobaccosville, a smoke shop, passed a city of Chicago Public Health Department inspection on Sept. 3, records show.

No liquor license has been granted yet but a "Plan of Operation" will be posted online once the license is granted. The plan, hashed out with a neighborhood group and Ald. Joe Moreno (1st), would include having a security guard or bouncer at the door and ending liquor sales by 10 p.m. during the week and midnight on weekends.

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