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Construction begins on Torrence Taco Bell

Projected opening in September

LANSING, Ill. (June 29, 2023) – Construction work has begun on Taco Bell, located at 17943 Torrence Avenue in Lansing.

One lane of northbound traffic on Torrence has been occasionally closed in recent days as construction crews work near the busy street to prepare the property for the new Mexican-inspired fast food restaurant.

The property, which was once home to Rosemoor Funeral Home, is being developed by Glazier Corporation, the same company that developed the neighboring Starbucks at 18007 Torrence Avenue. Glazier also has plans develop property across Torrence into a Chipotle restaurant.

Taco Bell is currently planning to open on September 15, 2023, and will offer a drive-thru and outdoor seating in addition to its indoor seating.

The project is one of many envisioned along Torrence Avenue by Lansing officials.

“The Village intentionally set out to acquire and demolish older buildings on Torrence Avenue that were built dangerously close to Torrence Avenue and replace them with buildings that are set back and provide for ample parking in front of the buildings,” said Dan Podgorksi, Village Administrator.

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On June 19, crews were replacing gas lines under Torrence Avenue using a special machine. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Podgorski pointed to Torrence Avenue as a thoroughfare frequented by both Lansing residents and others passing through Lansing to get to work. Taco Bell will be a familiar fast food option for many of those travelers, he said.

“The redevelopment of Torrence Avenue will take years to complete,” Podgorski said. “But it’s easy to sense the energy and enthusiasm the Starbucks has brought to Lansing and the possibilities for that stretch of Torrence Avenue. Taco Bell is the second Glazier client to break ground, and certainly won’t be the last.”


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.