New Taco Bell opens in northeast Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Residents in the northeast can “Live Mas” with the opening today of a Taco Bell on the corner of Highway 178 and Comanche Drive.

The new restaurant’s owner said they were opening at 10 a.m.

A Rio Bravo resident and apparent fan of crunchwraps, beefy 5-layer burritos and Meximelts bought 100 gift cards for his neighbors for opening day, according to the owner.

This is the first retail development in Tuscany and Rio Bravo area. Construction got underway in January of 2018.

The first phase will include Taco Bell, Countryside Market, and a Shell Gas station. Countryside Market is expected to open in about a month, according to the owner.

The second phase will include more retail space. There are hopes for a grocery store.

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