Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Taco Bell on University

731 University Drive

Although the New Development lists mention that the exterior will be redone soon, this started out in the early 1990s (according to MyBCS) as a James Coney Island, a hot dog chain out of Houston. I don't have a picture of the building when it was a James Coney Island, but I can surmise it looks similar (if not identical) to this picture, right down to the door placement, the black and white checkered part, and, just out of view in my Taco Bell shot, a circular window. This look is also supported by the original outline of the roof. In any case, I think it would look better as a JCI than a Taco Bell (and the source is true).

Before the James Coney Island, it was an old-style Texaco, built with custom maroon roof tiles instead of the stock red.

EDIT July 15: Drove by to find that they were completely renovating the restaurant. It doesn't look like this anymore. Too bad...

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