The outcry rang out across Nicholasville last weekend when the only Taco Bell in town was leveled flat.
Only black letters in the marquee, where the most recent value-menu offers once stood, ambiguously stated the fate of the resturant as “close.”
Within a day of filing for demolishing with the Nicholasville Planning Commission, the restaurant was wiped away like the remnants of lettuce and cheese from an over-stuffed taco that had fallen on the table.
However, there is no reason to run for the border for Mexican food; the 99-cent tacos and the little colorful bags of sauce with saucy comments on them shall return.
The fast-food Mexican-style restaurant and franchise is being rebuilt on the same location and is expected to be operational within 90 days — 60 days if Taco Bell main headquarters has any say in the matter.
The building, located at 1011 N. Main St., was completely demolished Friday by Nicholasville-based company Tony Day Construction.
“They wanted to expand the size of the building,” owner Tony Day said. “It’ll go back up here, on the same spot.”
The old Taco Bell building was more than 22 years old and it was better for the company to demolish it and rebuild than to try to renovate it, Day said.
After the deconstruction and clearing is complete, Day’s company will be one of several involved in the rebuilding.
Day said if the swiftness of the deconstruction is any indication, the creation of a “new and bigger” Taco Bell would move quickly.