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Did the Taco Bell by Chipotle in Grandview close?

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    ricospaz
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    TailgateJeff said:
    For what it’s worth, this Taco Bell was originally built as a Zantigo and was converted to a Taco Bell in 1986 or 1987 when the Zantigo chain was bought by PepsiCo from RJR/Nabisco.

    I ate a lot of Zantigo lunches when I worked in the Grandview area. While Taco Bell is pretty much a late night drunken indulgence, Zantigo was a solid choice for a decent fast food meal.

    One other interesting fact: It was built on the site of a theatre.

    Zantigo was so much better than Taco Bell…

    #535223
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    TailgateJeff said:
    For what it’s worth, this Taco Bell was originally built as a Zantigo and was converted to a Taco Bell in 1986 or 1987 when the Zantigo chain was bought by PepsiCo from RJR/Nabisco.

    I ate a lot of Zantigo lunches when I worked in the Grandview area. While Taco Bell is pretty much a late night drunken indulgence, Zantigo was a solid choice for a decent fast food meal.

    Zantigo is alive and well in Minnesota. The owner to this day fills overnighted orders to Columbus, especially around OSU football season.

    #535224

    mrpoppinzs
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    ricospaz said:
    One other interesting fact: It was built on the site of a theatre.

    #535225
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    for real?

    #535226

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    vestanpance said:
    for real?

    It closed in 1977…

    http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/19340.html

    #535227

    NEOBuckeye
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    groundrules said:
    Karma.

    Too much Fourthmeal.

    #535228
    ColumbusTime
    ColumbusTime
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    bayrea said:
    One of the main reasons fast food restaurants get torn down and rebuilt in the exact same spot is because they have been so overrun with roaches that the only option is to knock it down and start over…. something to think about the next time you get your 4th meal.

    What is your source of this information?

    GCrites80s said:
    I don’t like how they changed the chicken. It has less flavor now.

    You mean the “chicken.”

    #535229

    Dotson
    Member

    Why did Taco Bell do away with the XXL nachos, those things were excellent, of course without the guac and the pico.

    #535230

    futureman
    Participant

    It’s Official – Closed till mid-summer due to renovation

    http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/03/cool-ranch-doritos-locos-tacos-make.html

    In one of life’s cruel twists of fate, the Taco Bell at 1312 W. Fifth Ave. closed last week. The good news is that it will reopen. The bad news is that it’ll be months from now. A Taco Bell spokeswoman told me that the franchised restaurant is being renovated and is expected to be re-opened this summer.

    #535231

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    The building has been razed.

    #535232
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Click to access 11310-00496%201312%20West%205th%20Avenue.pdf

    Shockingly Taco Bell requested variances to the UCO.

    #535233

    bucki12
    Member

    joshlapp said:
    http://bzs.columbus.gov/uploadedFiles/Building_and_Zoning_Services/Boards_and_Commissions/Zoning/Board_of_Zoning_Adjustment/Meetings/2011/Active_Cases/11310-00496%201312%20West%205th%20Avenue.pdf

    Shockingly Taco Bell requested variances to the UCO.

    They are looking to get the same parking lot and drive thru as they had before, and I doubt the 5xNW Commission will fight them on it.

    I am willing to bet they wouldn’t have torn it down if they thought there was a risk.

    It would be great to see more projects like the proposed Wendy’s on campus, but this Taco Bell probably does 90% of its business through the drive thru.

    #535234
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    bucki12 said:
    They are looking to get the same parking lot and drive thru as they had before, and I doubt the 5xNW Commission will fight them on it.

    I am willing to bet they wouldn’t have torn it down if they thought there was a risk.

    It would be great to see more projects like the proposed Wendy’s on campus, but this Taco Bell probably does 90% of its business through the drive thru.

    I don’t disagree, and the design is already better than most fast food resturants in the area. My point is that Taco Bell (or any other national chain) isn’t going to go the extra mile on design unless forced to do so.

    Desirable communities are ones that force better design (Dublin, New Albany, Short North, German Village). Areas that accept the status quo almost always get it. If 5xNW wants to distinguish itself it can use opportunities such as this to push for better design, even if that means accepting the proposed variances in exchange for enhanced architecture.

    #535235

    leftovers
    Member

    5th Ave in Grandview is such a car oriented mess. I really hope someday people start standing up to the developers.

    #535236
    ColumbusTime
    ColumbusTime
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    joshlapp said:
    Shockingly Taco Bell requested variances to the UCO.

    Why are we supposed to be shocked or disappointed?

    This is hardly a unique position for an existing property owner to take.

    A new building benefits the area more than an older junkier building.

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