Taco Bell being built on Conner Street

Taco Bell being built on Conner Street
Community News Group / Steven Goodstein

A new Taco Bell will soon open in the Bronx, close to the Westchester border.

The construction of the popular fast food outlet is currently taking place on Conner Street and Tillotson Avenue, convenient to Co-op City and the north Bronx.

Currently, McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts are the only other fast food options on Conner Street, not far from I-95 exits and entrances.

The 2.175 square-foot Taco Bell, which is being built on a third of an acre parcel, is expected to open within the next month and will provide a drive-thru, as well as a dozen parking spots.

The drive thru is expected to generate the bulk of the store’s business.

The Bronx is currently home to four Taco Bells, including 2148 White Plains Road, 1889 Bruckner Boulevard, 961 E. 174th Street and 1731 Webster Avenue.

The closest Taco Bell to the new location is almost five miles away.

The Taco Bell at 3351 Conner Street, is located just off of Exit 13 on the northbound I-95/New England Thruway.

The new location will provide 40 to 50 jobs opportunities.

“We are very happy with the progress of this (Taco Bell) location – especially considering that the recent weather has permitted construction and development,” said Greg Alagna, vice president of operations for CKA Management, the project’s developers. “This really gives us an opportunity to expand into the Bronx and be part of a great community of tremendous value – a community that has given us great support for our work here.”

“We will do everything possible to accommodate the neighborhood, the community, and make sure that all of the jobs generated from this location are kept 100% local.”

Taco Bell’s public relations spokesperson did not return a request for comment on the franchise’s Bronx future expansion plans.

Reach Reporter Steven Goodstein at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at sgoodstein@cnglocal.com.