When Delancey Street McDonald’s Reopens, it’ll be Supersized on 2 Floors
Three months into major gut renovations, you would have no idea that McDonald’s served here for some two decades. Gone is the red-and-yellow branding (except a few “remodeling” signs), stripped from the marquee and replaced with plywood boards.
But McDonald’s will indeed return to life in the coming months. Super-sized, at that.
Indeed, take a look inside. Contractors already punched through the ceiling to the second floor (a space long for lease) and installed a staircase. Occupancy documents at Department of Buildings also confirm the increased floor area for the fast food joint.
(Will they serve the new McVegan burger, currently available in Finland?)
McDonald’s first opened at the northwest corner of Essex and Delancey back in 1997. Since then, it’s garnered a reputation as haven for late-night violence and shenanigans. Until they reopen, though, the closest option for your Egg McMuffin fix is down on Madison Street, just east of Rutgers.
A spokesperson for McDonald’s did not immediately respond to our request for comment.