Cross Bay's golden arches to come down – Queens Chronicle

Be warned, Howard Seaside residents, you'll quickly have to depart the neighborhood to get a Huge Mac — however solely quickly.

The McDonald’s at 159-40 Cross Bay Blvd. is ready to be demolished later this yr and reopen months later in a model-new, fashionable constructing, in accordance to constructing information and a spokeswoman for the quick-meals large.

A demolition allow for the positioning, which has been house to the golden arches for many years, was permitted by the Division of Buildings on Might 17.

At press time, no constructing plans had been permitted by the DOB for the positioning.

Amanda Pisano, a spokeswoman for McDonald’s, stated final Friday building will start “later this fall.”

She didn't say how lengthy the venture will take.

In an emailed assertion, Pisano stated the corporate seeks to, “modernize and ship a redesigned, elevated visitor expertise with new ranges of selection, engagement and repair.”

“When the modernization venture is full, friends in Howard Seaside will discover a brand new fashionable feel and appear with new designs and new methods of ordering with self-order kiosks,” she added. “Moreover, friends’ orders shall be delivered to tables by crew members, permitting clients to calm down and luxuriate in a extra customized eating expertise. We are able to’t wait to share the brand new McDonald’s expertise with our friends and look ahead to providing them a brand new approach to dine at McDonald’s.”

The spokeswoman didn't reply why the constructing has to be demolished to accommodate the upgrades.

In accordance to a consultant for state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Seaside), the deliberate renovation is the rationale why there isn't a American flag flying on the web site — residents have been irked at Previous Glory’s absence there.

For Howard Seaside residents who might get a longing for Rooster McNuggets in the course of the building, the 2 closest McDonald’s places are at 27-97 Linden Blvd. in Brooklyn and 75-50 101 Ave. in Ozone Park.

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Cross Bay's golden arches to come down - Queens Chronicle