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When Will Taco Bell Wicker Park Start Serving Alcohol?

It was supposed to open in August.

Taco Bell Wicker Park
Taco Bell Wicker Park
Daniel Gerzina
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Does that Dos Equis light in the window give Wicker Park the most interesting Taco Bell in the world? It's old news that the Wicker Park spot will be the first in the U.S. to serve alcohol, but when will they begin to pour boozed-up slushies and beer? The paper came down from the windows this week, revealing the insides of the new restaurant. The walls needs work, but it's a good bet that the opening will happen soon.

The last time Taco Bell officials spoke about the matter, they said the restaurant would be ready by mid-August at 1439 N. Milwaukee Ave. Since then, the Bell has gone silent. Does this mean a stealth holiday weekend opening is forthcoming? Calls and emails to Taco Bell officials haven't been returned.

For any Wicker Parkers out late this weekend, be on the look out. There just might be a new late-night option. Just don't agitate the bouncer.