Goodbye Big Macs and Happy Meals, hello quinoa salad and eggplant parmesan.
The design plans to “de-arch” the McDonald’s so that it can be converted into a new catering space for Nature’s Bin got the green light from the city’s architectural board of review Thursday.
The Sloane Avenue location of McDonald’s is moving to its new home on the site of the former Detroit Theatre.
Last month, officials announced that McDonald’s was selling the property to its eastern neighbor, Cornucopia (Nature’s Bin).
“We are at a point in time where we are out of space,” Scott Duennes, the executive director of Cornucopia, said Thursday. “For last 18 months we’ve been seeking space that we can convert into a commissary — (we were) trying to stay in Lakewood.”
According to the application to the city’s architectural board of review, the fast food giant requested a few changes — including the removal of all McDonald’s logos; replacement of the recognizable roof and roofline; addition of new wooden trim; and the installation of a new garage door for deliveries will be installed.
With no need for a drive-thru, the parking lot will also undergo a redesign, according to the proposal.
The news of the plans’ approval was met with applause from the crowd of nearly 50 people attending Thursday’s meeting.