St. Charles McDonald's to close for construction
ST. CHARLES – A fast food joint in St. Charles is closing temporarily for construction.
McDonald's, 1915 W. Main St., had signs on its doors over the weekend that stated it would be closing Sunday with plans to reopen in June.
"After 50-plus years we will be closing the restaurant on Sunday night," the message from Yanni Management stated. "We will be rebuilding in the same location to better serve you. We will be reopening in the early part of June. Please visit one of our other locations located in St. Charles on [East Main Street] or in Wasco on Route 64. Thank you for all of your support and look forward to seeing you in June."
The St. Charles City Council approved McDonald's plans last May.
According to city documents, McDonald's plans to demolish the existing building and construct a new 5,234-square-foot restaurant in its place.
Documents indicate the new building will be farther west on the property and oriented to be parallel with West Main Street.
The restaurant will also have a drive-thru with a dual-order station, 49 parking spaces and new and enhanced landscaping.
This rebuild comes more than a year after the McDonald's in downtown Batavia reopened with a new look.
That location, 125 W. Wilson St., reopened in December 2012 after the previous restaurant, which first opened in 1978, was razed that September.