Cubs and taco fans will soon have to bid farewell to one of their favorite late-night spots in Wrigleyville.

The Taco Bell at 1111 W. Addison Street will be closing its doors this year after West Addison Development purchased the property for $8.9 million in June, Crain’s Chicago Business reported Wednesday. The company is already looking for potential retailers to fill its planned building.

This is a picture of the new three-story retail development replacing Wrigleyville’s Taco Bell. | Courtesy of Mid-America Group’s website

Upon hearing the news, two friends felt obligated to do something about it.

CJ Black and Zoe Burton, both 23, created a Facebook event to protest the Taco Bell closing.

Black said the Taco Bell is a community staple. He also said he has made a lot of good memories there — although he declined to go into further detail.

“Everyone has a few good stories about coming [to this Taco Bell] late at night or early in the morning,” said Black, who works in Chicago as a financial consultant. “This get-together we’re putting together is a time for people to express how they feel about losing this Taco Bell.”

Black said he knows the event probably won’t stop the destruction, but it will bring the group together.

“It’s about Taco Bell appreciation,” Black said. “We’re going to get together and eat some tacos and express to the public how much this Taco Bell means to us and how appreciative we are of it.”

Black and Burton weren’t the only two Taco Bell fans who were upset about the news. Many people took to social media to express their disapproval of the new plans.

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