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Decision on Burger King Overhaul Put on Hold

City's architectural board of review defers decision on the facelift to the burger joint at Madison Avenue and W. 117th Street.

The plans for a major facelift at the Burger King on Madison Avenue appear to be moving forward, but will have to wait for approval from the city.

Representatives of the franchise recently presented plans to the Lakewood Architectural Board of Review.

The Sun Post-Herald reported that the board was receptive to the plans, but deferred until next month's meeting.

Officials from the burger chain are planning a major renovation at the property at 11900 Madison Avenue — inside and out.

The floor plan will largely remain the same at the restaurant at the corner of Madison Avenue and 117thStreet. But that’s about it. 

The owner of the restaurant, Cleveland-based Franchise Operations, recently submitted plans to Lakewood City Hall. Plans include changes to the entrances, interior walls and drive-thru windows. According to the proposal, the shingled roof would be replaced a metal, seamed roof.

New paint, signs and graphics are also planned — including a large "Home of the Whopper" sign on the building.

The Sun Post-Herald reported that city officials were less than thrilled with that portion of the plan.

On the inside of the building, the proposal calls for an update to the furnishings and décor; remodel to the front counter and service counter; new items in the kitchen; and new restrooms.

There are also plans to relocate and build a new trash bin; add a new fence, repair drive-thru lanes; and add bicycle parking.

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