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Pleasanton: Commission supports new Taco Bell with drive-thru in concept

Original post made on Feb 7, 2020

The Pleasanton Planning Commission gave initial support last month to two proposed projects requiring modifications to existing city regulations, going against the recommendations of city staff in the process.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 7, 2020, 5:06 PM

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18 people like this
Posted by Grumpy
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Feb 7, 2020 at 6:51 pm

Matt Sullivan, we need you!


19 people like this
Posted by Sammy
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 7, 2020 at 7:18 pm

Don’t we already have drive through Taco Bell near Home Depot? Why increase traffic near Trader Joe’s ?


17 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 8, 2020 at 6:55 am

Build it! the taco bell in rose pavilllion is old and dated. new taco bell with drive thru, im all in! maybe we wil luck out and it will be a TB cantina.


16 people like this
Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 8, 2020 at 12:58 pm

And shooting at Taco Bell in Livermore. There is a negligence from council and planning commission from Santa Rita City entrance to Valley Ave. Glad most of council will be gone soon.


16 people like this
Posted by Fifty Years Here
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Feb 8, 2020 at 5:41 pm

When the history of Pleasanton is written, I think they will be more kind to the planning decisions made in 1989 than the ones made in 2020.


14 people like this
Posted by FrequentWalkerMiles
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 9, 2020 at 5:40 am

Oh yes, whenever I stop by the autozone I always say to myself, “you know what we need here? A TacoBell that I can drive through after I get my antifreeze, oil and filters


/s


22 people like this
Posted by never mind
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 9, 2020 at 12:34 pm

I haven't been to Taco Bell anywhere in well over 30 years and don't ever plan to. Is this really the best the city council can come up with? Pathetic!


17 people like this
Posted by Eric
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 9, 2020 at 3:19 pm

Oil change places are going to fade away just like gas stations as more and more EV’s come into play. Great use of the obsolete support structure of a fading internal combustion engine industry without having to wreck out an entire building. I’m sure we shall and should see more of these buildings being converted into drive thru restaurants of all types. Oil change services just aren’t needed like they use to be for many reasons. Brilliant repurposing.


10 people like this
Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 9, 2020 at 9:18 pm

Brilliant? If Pleasanton allows, sorry, invites traffic from off freeway into a pedestrian friendly area, according to General Plan, then our PUD conditional use permits are worthless. Next will be SpeeDee by Raleys...and/or low and be hold, a fast track will be in the works for removing Las Positas Interchange status from current General Plan...depending on out come of Johnson Drive.
Are there no limits how many modifications from GP are allowed...?


11 people like this
Posted by resident 2
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 10, 2020 at 5:22 am

Oh, Golly, Gee! Another junk food chain! Just what Pleasanton needs! The smell of that recycled grease used to deep fry those factory created monstrosities! Thanks Pleasanton commission. It is so nice to smell these places every time I get off the freeway!


16 people like this
Posted by resident 3
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 10, 2020 at 7:16 am

Build it and we will come!! Give me some nacho fries and a Spicy bean burrito!!

hey guys, there is a taco bell across st. it old and need to be updated. Im sure the plan will be to close this. they are putting in a nice new store and investing in community. if you have not been in a while go to the tone by HD, just remodeled, very nice inside. Nicer than a Habit burger or In and Out.

Yo Quiero Taco Bell! if we are lucky they will allow ax throwing too.


18 people like this
Posted by Kiko
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 10, 2020 at 8:05 am

Just when you thought it was okay to go back to Trader Joe's again, they're gonna screw it up with more cars until its the same as the old TJ location. I guess it's back to plan B for me...swinging by Trader Joe's in Livermore during my Costco run.


12 people like this
Posted by Brian
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 10, 2020 at 9:45 am

The city council sold out Pleasanton two decades ago. It has become over developed and overly commercialized. Adding another Taco Bell is hardly what the community needs as adding more housing. The general plan has lead to to much traffic and congestion to a once quiet and small town. Don’t go through with the Costco and don’t allow Taco Bell. It’s time to freeze developers dreams of a Semi Valley North. The valley is a overcrowded and crime loving place that was a great place to grow up but it has disappeared.


9 people like this
Posted by resident4
a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 10, 2020 at 10:33 am

lets freeze all new businesses that wants to open in Pleasanton, its the american way!


9 people like this
Posted by Grumpy
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Feb 10, 2020 at 9:43 pm

Yo quiero Taco Bell. Or not. I’m always amused that it’s named after it’s founder. It’s as if Amazon were named Book Bezos.

This is an awfully high number of Taco Bells for a city who probably doesn’t eat it much and for an interstate where nearly no one is going to be pulling off for one. The owners are free to let another Taco Bell in...but they had better be prepared for it closing, and we’re left with a Taco Shell, empty.


6 people like this
Posted by planned growth
a resident of another community
on Feb 11, 2020 at 5:27 am

Rarely do developers ever lose.


19 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 11, 2020 at 7:06 am

Grumpy "This is an awfully high number of Taco Bells for a city who probably doesn’t eat it much"

there are 2 i know of. for 60,000+ thats not a High number. this one will replace the one in Rose Pav. near the cigar shop that no one complains about (just saying.)

also these guys put a little research into this, they are not going to spend Millions to tear down and rebuild a building because no one goes there lol. they do economic studies to see if their business will be profitable. Let me buy you Chalupa for lunch, you might become a regular, apparently like the a lot of people in Pleasanton.




11 people like this
Posted by Grumpy
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Feb 11, 2020 at 2:50 pm

I actually like Taco Bell. It’s not Mexican food, just as Round Table (another favorite) is not Italian. It’s a part of the unique evolution of American cuisine in Los Angeles that established the fast food movement.

I’ve just often been the only person in the Taco Bells here. When they closed the one by Raley’s, I figured it made sense. Just like when the Carl’s Jrs closed. They do research at a high level, but once the franchise is granted, they usually let them do their best. So I think you’re wrong that the fact that there are two now is proof that there will be two in a few years.

But feel free to send me a chalupa.


15 people like this
Posted by BobB
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 11, 2020 at 8:08 pm

What a great place for a Taco Bell. The current one next to the Panda Express is pretty bad.

To the people objecting to Taco Bell because of "growth" and "developers" -- Seriously?


10 people like this
Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 11, 2020 at 8:25 pm

With almost 6700 viewers on this topic, tends to indicate a high interest in this possible new Taco Bell.

I patronized the Taco Bell near JC Penny's at Stoneridge Mall couple times a year, it suddenly closed about year ago or so. When on the road I have visited Taco Bell in Newark, Manteca, all near my customer locations.

I like the soft Taco with the beef, sauce, cheese and lettuce, tasty, for less than $1.50 each.


15 people like this
Posted by LanceM
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Feb 11, 2020 at 11:01 pm

I find it strange the large number of people posting that seem to beleive that the City of Pleasanton like goes out and sells these properties or something (for example "Is this really the best the city council can come up with?"). Its almost like they beleive that Pleasanton called Taco Bell and asked them to build. Are people really that stupid or are they just poor communicators.

Whether I go to Taco Bell or not, I find it hard to find fault with approving this decision. I guess I'm not sure on the "no drive-thru" thing as the CVS has a drive through. But I don't know the code that well, so maybe there is a difference.


9 people like this
Posted by Silverfox
a resident of Castlewood
on Feb 12, 2020 at 7:48 pm

can't believe people eat that crap.


11 people like this
Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 12, 2020 at 8:09 pm

6700 views speaks to the validity, the quality and the patrons.


4 people like this
Posted by resident 2
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2020 at 9:49 am

6700 views may indicate the amount of interest. Quality is really a matter of taste, or opinion. I wouldn't touch that food with a ten foot pole.


1 person likes this
Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2020 at 5:38 am

Good to know the illegals we give drivers license will have an easier time getting a taco after or before the run someone over. One question how will the drivers who dont speak English know it's a drive through


4 people like this
Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2020 at 4:19 pm

@Wow,

Seriously?


10 people like this
Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 16, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Taco Bell is inexpensive, which isn't the case for some fast food. Adults and kids will be there. When I ate fast food I liked Taco Bell.


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