It’ll be the Taco Bell of the ball!
Hungry revelers will soon be able to hit the dance floor with a Double Cheesy Gordito Crunch in hand, when the festive fast food chain Taco Bell opens a new storefront that serves booze and dance beats alongside its signature Mexican eats, at Coney Island’s Surf Avenue this summer.
The new eatery on the corner of W. 12th Street plans to be open until 2 am on weeknights and 4 am on weekends, boasting a 10-by-10-foot dance floor, and serving up beer, wine, and sangria, and liquor-infused slushies.
Some community members have expressed concern about the close proximity to PS 90, which is just a quarter-mile away from the planned fast-food-night-club, arguing that children shouldn’t frequent an establishment that serves liquor.
“Those kids will wind up in that Taco Bell,” said Orlando Mendez. “Even though they will not likely be served alcohol there, I don’t think they need to witness the consumption and possibility of intoxicated customers.”
Others celebrated the news, saying that the boozy fast food establishment — located one block west of the Cyclone — is a perfect fit for the neighborhood once known as Sodom by the Sea.
“I’m happy about it,” said Dick Zigun, the founder of the non-profit Coney Island USA. “It fits right in there.”
A representative from Taco Bell confirmed that the restaurant was opening this summer, but did not disclose any details.