Articles Recently Tagged: McDonald’s

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False Hopes for Blighted McDonald’s Site Driven by BRT

False Hopes for Blighted McDonald’s Site Driven by BRT

The emergence of construction trailers, equipment and a crew on the parking lot portion of the shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness Avenue, which has been newly festooned with a fresh batch of graffiti, seems to be fueling some speculation that the redevelopment of the site is about to... Read More »

McDonald’s Shuttered for Eleven-Story Hotel to Rise

McDonald’s Shuttered for Eleven-Story Hotel to Rise

The McDonald’s at Third and Townsend, from within which Clint Eastwood uttered, “Go ahead, make my day,” has been shuttered and its grills and fryers are being loaded onto a truck as we type. The paperwork to secure a demolition permit has been filed. And the plans for an... Read More »

Hotel to Transform Dirty Harry’s McCafe Site Closer to Reality

Hotel to Transform Dirty Harry’s McCafe Site Closer to Reality

The lease for the McDonald’s at Third and Townsend, the building for which acted as the diner from which Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character would order his daily coffee, and from inside which he uttered his infamous line, “Go ahead, make my day,” expires in January 2017. San Francisco’s... Read More »

Hearing Set for Proposed SoMa Hotel, What Would Dirty Harry Say?

Hearing Set for Proposed SoMa Hotel, What Would Dirty Harry Say?

With the lease for the SoMa McDonald’s at Third and Townsend expiring in January 2017, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is now slated to approve the plans for an eleven-story hotel to rise on the 701 3rd Street site early next month. As proposed by Stonebridge Companies, a Colorado-based hotel... Read More »

McDonald’s Agrees To Clean Up Lawless Haight-Ashbury Location

McDonald’s Agrees To Clean Up Lawless Haight-Ashbury Location

In response to the City Attorney’s demand that McDonald’s address the “lawlessness harbored” in and around its 730 Stanyan Street location, McDonald’s Corporation, which owns the land, and the franchisee who operates the location have agreed to increase security and proactively address the drug trafficking and other public nuisances... Read More »

Mission District McDonald’s Suddenly Shuttered

Mission District McDonald’s Suddenly Shuttered

The McDonald’s at 16th and Mission was suddenly shuttered last night with employees being told that the restaurant’s lease for the 2011 Mission Street store had expired and that everyone would be transferred to other locations in the city. And according to a plugged-in tipster, “there was some speculation the... Read More »

New SoMa Jail Will Displace McDonald’s, Perhaps Residents Too

New SoMa Jail Will Displace McDonald’s, Perhaps Residents Too

Another McDonald’s is slated to be razed in San Francisco, this time to make room for a new County Jail. As part of a larger program to relocate City agencies from San Francisco’s seismically deficient Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street, the proposed Detention Facility Project involves the... Read More »

City Attorney Demands McDonald’s Clean Up Haight-Ashbury Site

City Attorney Demands McDonald’s Clean Up Haight-Ashbury Site

Citing nearly 1,100 service calls to the San Francisco Police Department over the past three years, City Attorney Dennis Herrera has sent a pre-litigation demand letter and draft legal complaint to McDonald’s corporate headquarters seeking the CEO’s assistance in abating the “lawlessness harbored” at its Haight-Ashbury location, noting the... Read More »

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

The chain link fence which was cemented into place around the abruptly shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness has been keeping the taggers and transients at bay. And while McDonald’s has yet to file a formal proposal for developing the site, they have started to explore the parcel’s potential... Read More »

An Escalating Battle With Taggers, Transients, And Urban Blight

An Escalating Battle With Taggers, Transients, And Urban Blight

Engaged in a full-on battle with the taggers and transients who have claimed the shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness, an 8-foot chain-link fence is in the process of being cemented into place around the building, a fence which hasn’t been permitted nor approved. As we first reported when... Read More »