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Look at what Whanganui is getting πŸ‘€

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Photo ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFF

The plans to fill a section in the middle of town that has sat empty for nearly a decade have been confirmed! Whanganui, you are getting a TACO BELL!

Consent has been granted, the site is at 437 Victoria Ave on the old site of Caroline’s Celtic, which burned down in 2013. It sold in Nov, 2020 for $770,000 according to realestate.co.nz.

The building consent was issued and paid for on August 11, and the council signed off resource consent for the store on August 26 a Whanganui District Council spokesperson said.

The site was sold in November 2020 for $770,000. Photo / Bevan Conley
The site was sold in November 2020 for $770,000. Photo / Bevan Conley
Burritos sell from $7.99, double tacos from $8.50 (or $12 for a combo), burrito bowls from $8.99, and sharing bowls from $9.99.
ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFF
Burritos sell from $7.99, double tacos from $8.50 (or $12 for a combo), burrito bowls from $8.99, and sharing bowls from $9.99.

The application included plans to carry out earthworks within the drip line of a protected London plane tree, as well as removing a smaller nearby tree to give access for cars into the site.

Here’s exactly what the application stated: “Restaurant Brands Limited seeks land-use consent to establish a Taco Bell ‘drive-through restaurant’ activity within a new building, and erect associated signage, on the site located at 437-441 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui,”

And here are some other deets: The plan is to build a single-storey Taco Bell store that has nine queuing spaces in the drive-through as well as 51 restaurant seats inside. There will also be an eight-metre high Taco Bell sign indicating the restaurant’s presence on Victoria Ave.