EDGEWATER — Flaco's Tacos is coming to Granville Station.
The Chicago Transit Board approved a lease for the eatery Wednesday to open at 1116-20 W. Granville Ave., across the street from the main station.
The 10-year lease also includes use of outdoor patio space at the station, according to a Chicago Transit Authority news release.
Flaco's Tacos has three other locations, in Wrigleyville, Downtown and Streeterville.
An "exciting" tenant had been rumored to be coming to the station, according to Ald. Harry Osterman's 48th Ward office.
Flaco's co-owner Edmund Hebson, who runs the business with his brother, Jim, said Wednesday not only does "it feels good" to expand the business, but also it's "a little nerveracking."
Hebson said he had just opened the Wrigleyville location in 2013.
On Granville, Hebson's plans to use the storefronts, located under both tracks. The small patio space in between will be used for outdoor seating, he said.
He also plans to apply for an incidental liquor license to serve alcoholic drinks. One of the storefronts will feature hand-scooped ice cream with Mexican flavors such as chile and avocado.
"So many of our flavors come from Latin America so it's not too much of a stretch," he said of the ice cream.
If all goes as planned, the restaurant should open in fall 2015, he said.
The board also approved a 10-year lease for the existing Dunkin Donuts at the Loyola Station.
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