Taco Bell Across From Wrigley Field May Be Closing, Residents Hope to Save It

The property located at 1111 W. Addison is up for lease

The Taco Bell located across from Wrigley Field may not be open to see another Cubs World Series. 

According to Crain's Chicago Business, the developer that recently bought the site of the Wrigleyville Taco Bell has unveiled plans for a three-story retail and restaurant complex on the property.

A listing by Mid-America Real Estate shows the property located at 1111 W. Addison is up for lease.

The planned development includes 40,000 square feet of retail space, including a 7,300-square-foot rooftop space. 

Listing agent Paul Bryant said it is too early to know how much the property in the upcoming development will be leased for and a timeline has not been released. 

A group of community members are hoping to save the popular restaurant from leaving Wrigleyville. Resident CJ Black has organized an event on Facebook aimed to gather community members to share their sadness.

The event description states, “Come out and stand up for a wonderful establishment that has always been there for you when you've needed it the most.”

Black's event, titled "Save the Wrigleyville Taco Bell," is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Addison Street Taco Bell.

“It feels as though we are losing a part of what makes Wrigleyville, Wrigleyville,” Black said. “When you refer to the Taco Bell everyone knows it, it’s iconic.”

Black is asking asking organizers to bring posters to this event and share their fondest memories of the Taco Bell. He said his goal is to allow the community to gather in a safe manner, but he also wants to express appreciation for the individuals who work at the Taco Bell.

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