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PHOTOS: McDonald's Grand Re-Opening

Ronald McDonald attended McDonald's grand re-opening Thursday.

The on Main Street in North Reading was recently renovated and held a grand re-opening Thursday. Ronald McDonald was present along with Franchise Owner Judy Hajjar, Selectman Jeff Yull and Fire Chief William Warnock.

M March 16, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Ironic that they brought in Ronald McDonald & made the re-opening seemingly all about kids...yet the "renovation" essentially was to tear down the Kids Playplace and replace it with...nothing (at least not yet).
L March 16, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I agree, they should have kept the playplace or upgraded it.
melee March 16, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I am personally happy that the playspace is gone. The building looks less obtrusive in the surrounding environment. Plus attaching play to junk food to me is a bad idea.
Joe Veno March 16, 2012 at 10:44 PM
M, you said, the "renovation" essentially was to tear down the Kids Playplace and replace it with...nothing (at least not yet). Did you happen to look at the outside of the building or go into the building ??? There wasa lot more done there than just removing the play area.
M March 17, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Joe, I had been dining in the building last Friday the 9th and everything there looked the same as it has been the past few months...maybe the chairs are newer (looked essentially the same) - this mcdonald's had gone to the "mccafe" approach for some time now in the interior (which I thought was renovated within last 2 years already) with flat screen tvs, cafe machines, etc. I probably go there once a month. It was nice inside already; if it changed from what it was in last year on the inside, I barely noticed. The exterior has a "fancier" frontage, I guess, but as someone with young kids I do miss that playplace. Was more pleaseant than the one in Reading McD. Frankly having that playplace there was "more" of an incentive for me to come up there in good weather with the kids & have a quick lunch followed by their burning off some steam in it before further errands.

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