New Taco Bell location opening in Portage Excitement is growing amongst Taco Bell enthusiasts. “Now the migrant workers can have some home-cookin” said Harry Enns as he showed us his newly inked commemorative tattoo. Portage la Prairie, MB – Portage la Prairians will soon have their bell rung by a Mexican, fast-food icon three times a day. Along with opening a long-awaited franchise, Taco Bell will revive our city’s long-lost city bell. For years now, the once famous City Hall bell has been silenced by a lack of will and creativity on behalf of City Council. Ever since an engineering report claimed the roof of City Hall couldn’t safely hold the bell, Portage lost a special part of its character. For generations, the bell rang out several times a day, and could be heard in every corner of town. Once open in a few short months, Taco Bell will accomplish what two city councils have been unable to do. The Mexican fast-food market leader will clang the old City Hall bell at noon, 6pm and 9pm each and every day. “We looked at coming to Portage for years, but when we heard the city had a used bell for sale, we knew we had a great marketing tool,” Taco Bell spokesperson, Jeanette Akenja-Nearing said. “The old City Hall bell has such a history in Portage. People used to mark their day by its ringing. Now they can do the same again and hopefully think of our restaurant.” Local fans of Mexican cuisine are excited about the new eatery and the resurrected bell. “Every time I hear the bell at noon and supper I can make a run for the border,” Portage la Prairian, Joanna Hand said. “Then when I hear the bell at 9 at night I’ll make a run for the bathroom. It’ll be like my trips to Mexico.” The taco chain was able to buy the bell for $1 from the City of Portage before it was sent off to the scrap yard, saving the cost of shipping. Taco Bell plans on mounting and displaying the bell outside the front of the restaurant on a twenty-foot high bell tower and will pay an estimated $1,500 to get the bell operational again. Once the new location is completed, Taco Bell will be shooting a series of television commercials to be aired nationally featuring the old City Hall bell. Here’s a video we did back a few years. At that point city council was planning to restore the bell. Here’s Dave Green explaining. In Related News Ian Whyshart is excited about the economic possibilities Taco Bell can bring to Portage. ” This is another reason visitors can stop and visit our fine city, and while here use our newly upgraded bathroom facilities.” #can@thecan #whyshart Notice to readers: Please be advised that while Portage la Prairie is a real place, the content of this and other stories on this website are based on fiction and the imagination of childish humans. Some events, people and places may resemble reality but the fact remains the information is unreliable, lacking in credibility and truth. Some of this may seem real to some readers but more reasonable people will pick up on the humour and satire. Consumption of this and other stories may cause dizziness, dry mouth, facial blemishes, hives, and thin hair. Should you experience an erection lasting more than four hours please seek medical treatment. This corporation assumes no responsibility for your grasp on reality, ability to tolerate sarcasm, humour and mocking comments. In addition they assume no responsibility for any resulting effects from digesting the content in this and other posts relating to but not limited to the aforementioned website and ancillary media products and modes of transportation. Please read and discuss at your own risk and with great caution. Should you feel nauseous at any point while reading this content please glance away from the screen or leave the website, social media or print page and the feeling should pass. This offer is not valid with any other offer and carries no cash or other value not to mention merit. Drive safe and drink responsibly, always consume in moderation. We like cats and dogs. Never open your doors to strangers with weapons or offer rides to same. Please no parking without a permit. And yes, objects are larger than they appear in mirrors – unless the mirrors cause magnification in which case the object would be smaller in reality. Please consult a physician before working out. Call your mom. Stop picking at it. If it bleeds it leads. One Response Humpty April 13, 2016 There shouldn’t be bums on your website. I don’t think the city should sell the bell. They should fix it and ring it. I like bells. I like bells that ring more so. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.