The Remodel of the Taco Bell on Main Street in Danbury is Moving at the Speed of Light
What is running along faster than Usain Bolt, jacked up on caffeine on a windy day? The answer is the remodel of Taco Bell on Main Street in Danbury.
A few months ago, my sister texted me in a panic and said: "have you heard anything about Taco Bell?" I said what, and she said "what is going on with the Taco Bell by your house on Main Street?" I said I have no idea, she said "It's been torn down."
I felt the shock rush over my body that comes with a devastating loss like this and stopped myself from melting down. "It can't be," I shouted, there can't be a financial reason for that location to close it's doors or be torn down. The drive-thru line is always full and sometimes snakes into the road.
I made a phone call to the I-95 Newsroom (true story) and asked everyone who might have any knowledge of this situation to give me answers. After some mumbling and a few tense moments, my co-worker came back on the line and said it's not closing or being demolished, it's being remodeled. To say the least, I was relieved, I mean this is where I had my first-ever Gordita, my first chicken Chalupa and my first Fire Taco.
After starting to feel better, my mood turned again to sadness, how long will Taco Bell be closed I wondered? The newsroom didn't have any answers on that when I called back (true story).
Now, it was a waiting game and I've been paying close attention. I drive by it everyday and take mental inventory of progress from the day before. I've peered in the windows, and through the construction plastic at night to see if a door had been hung, was a fixture mounted and was there any fresh paint?
I'm here to tell you, I've never seen a remodel of anything go this fast. I don't know the company in charge of this rebuild but they are flying. I've seen different crews working all at once like a symphony. When I drove by today, new paint, fresh paint on the exterior and it looks like we are getting close. I can smell the 5-Layer Beefy Burritos from here, it's almost time to Live Mas!
P.S. Seriously I don't know how this is happening but it can't be a comfortable work environment for these crews. You have a small space, packed with general construction guys, plumbers, electricians and painters. They are working themselves into a lather with not much ventilation, it can't smell awesome in there. It probably smells like a 6 day old Crunchwrap Supreme in a dumpster on an August day.
I might have to stop by and drop off some cans of Glade for morale.
Watching the commercials are becoming difficult as I wait for re-entry but when it happens it will be magic, like the time I learned Taco Bell was going to serve booze. Even bigger, the time they said they would start offering salaries of as much as $100,000 in select locations in the Northeast.