We have no official confirmation. BUT --
Word on the street is that the renovations currently happening inside 4437 North Broadway mean that Uptown is getting a Taco Bell Cantina. Yo quiero Taco Bell!
What's the difference between the "cantina" concept and regular Taco Bell? According to Taco Bell's website:
"This isn't just any Taco Bell. Introducing our Taco Bell Cantina restaurants, equipped with a fancy new look, open kitchen, custom menu and specialty alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, sangria and liquor versions of our classic Freezes."
We can confirm that the building at 4437 North Broadway -- most recently the site of Decibel, The Spot, and Frankie J's -- was sold this past summer to the same investment group that will be opening a Taco Bell Cantina at 5245 North Clark. It owns dozens of other franchises, and several stand-alone restaurants as well. We've been waiting for confirmation of the plans, and with demo ongoing, it looks like this is a done deal.
We'll post more as we learn more.