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Boozy Taco Bells In Logan Square And Wicker Park Can’t Sell Liquor For Now After Changing Owners

A recent change in ownership meant a new liquor license application had to be submitted, and it's taken weeks.

A sign directing customers to the liquor license application at the Taco Bell Cantina in Logan Square.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Those who have gone to the Logan Square or Wicker Park Taco Bell Cantina over the last several weeks expecting to get a frozen margarita or Baja Blast have left disappointed.

Both locations haven’t been selling booze since May after a change in ownership, Taco Bell said.

“We can confirm that both the Wicker Park and Logan Square Cantinas are under new franchise ownership and are already going through the approval process for their liquor license,” a spokesperson said.

Ernest West, manager of the Logan Square location at 2432 N. Milwaukee Ave., said some customers have complained, which is why they put up a sign in the window directing customers to the liquor license application.

“Look!,” the sign reads. “We applied for our liquor license!!!”

West said he hopes to start serving booze again by August, which is when he expects the new liquor license to take effect.

Alcohol is one of the main things that set Taco Bell Cantinas apart from regular Taco Bells.

The Wicker Park location at 1439 N. Milwaukee Ave. was the first country’s first boozy Taco Bell when it opened in 2015.

The Logan Square location at 2432 N. Milwaukee Ave. opened at the end of last summer.

Locations at 205 E. Ohio St., 178 N. Wasbash Ave. and 407 S. Dearborn St. have all opened within the last couple of years. Those locations still have liquor licenses.

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