Tuesday, May 30, 2017

One of area's last vintage McDonald's closes for a facelift

A typical McDonald's 1960s architectural design. (bluwmongoose photo)
Younger customers of McDonald's restaurants are used to the familiar glitz and sheen of its modern venues. However, in the 1960s, what then was modern ran more along the lines of lots of interior red-and-white tilework and wood surfaces.

That sort of look is going the way of the dodo. (Note to younger readers: That's an extinct bird us older folks refer to when we need an example of something that has disappeared.) One of the last of such rare examples of the '60s decor in the Greater Capital Region was closed today to facilitate the beginning of a period of facelifting and overall shrinking.

The restaurant is owned by franchisee Renee Reardon, who received Town Planning Board approval a year ago for the project. Reardon already has had two other McDonald's locations renovated -- in Lake George and at 192 Corinth Road in Queensbury.

The Route 9 building, designated Store No. 677 of more than 38,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide, was built 53 years ago. The renovation will shrink its size from 4,800 to 3,900 square feet, and its traffic pattern changed.

A McDonald's print ad from the 1960s.

• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd On Drinks
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

No comments:

Post a Comment