Settlement reached in Taco Bell liquor case

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and two council members are hoping to put an end to the dispute former Mayor Paul Soglin had with Taco Bell’s plans to add liquor and wine sales to its Taco Bell Cantina on State Street. Soglin vetoed the Council’s approval of the liquor license a year ago, fearing it would set a precedent for other fast food chains to offer liquor, and the Council had been unable to override it.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, a tentative settlement has been reached between Bell Great Lakes, which operates the restaurant, and the city. If the Alcohol License Review Committee and the City Council also approve, beer and wine will soon be able to be served until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursdays, and 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.