In June I wrote that Wingstop, which opened next to La Cumbre Plaza in February, will be opening a second area location at 888 Embarcadero Del Norte Ste. C in the former home of Subway and, decades ago, Taco Bell. Isla Vista Subway closed earlier this year. I stopped by recently to check out the progress of construction and received the very unofficial word from crews working the site that Wingstop hopes to open in September which in my opinion would be a miracle. From what I could tell a lot of work remains as the place was completed gutted and is being rebuilt inside. A tractor in the back of the property recently dug a hole the size of a Jacuzzi that I suspect will be a grease trap. Environmental regulations mandate that a grease trap be installed in food establishments to prevent greases from causing sanitary sewer backups or overflows. Wingstop is now hiring for all positions for their upcoming Isla Vista eatery.
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