By CBSLA Staff

LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA) — Orange County’s oldest Taco Bell restaurant, which donned the chain’s original design, closed on Tuesday, the company confirmed.

“We can confirm that the restaurant at 699 S Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach is closing today, September 7th,” Taco Bell said in a statement. “Unfortunately, lease renewal was not an option and we’re sad to see it close.”

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The location was opened in 1967 and has been the oldest operating Taco Bell in Orange County, the company said.

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The location’s owner, Steve Smith, shared a post of the closure on Facebook with a caption saying, “The end of an era Taco Bell Laguna Beach closing after 54 years.”

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Taco Bell’s headquarters are located in Irvine.