Big Mac attack is back as McDonald’s reopens

McDonald’s on Fairview Avenue could open as soon as Wednesday.

HUDSON — After two-and-a half months of closed doors, the McDonald’s on Fairview Avenue in Hudson could reopen for service as soon as Wednesday, employees said.

The restaurant closed Aug. 30. The location, which also moved into a new building as part of construction, hopes to open Wednesday at 11 a.m. for drive-through service only, an employee said.

Meredith Poole of Trinity Realty Group said in July the McDonald’s will be closed for about six weeks during construction.

Trinity Reality Group submitted a site plan proposal to the town on Feb. 27, 2018, and the project had been in front of the board since the spring of 2017. Representatives for the project did not appear to board meetings multiple times throughout the application process, asking to postpone to the following month, which is reflected in board meeting minutes.

Construction began at the site earlier this year.

The McDonald’s and Aldi groceries are currently located at 149 Fairview Ave. and 300 Fairview Ave., respectively.

New McDonald’s and Aldi buildings were to be constructed, and the old McDonald’s will be demolished to make space for two new retail stores, Kevin Parisi of Trinity Realty Group said at the time. The company also plans to improve the intersection.

Aldi will be relocated from its current site at 300 Fairview Ave.

The parcel construction will incorporate the existing traffic area and improve its flow, he said.

In all, four buildings will be on the parcel.

Construction began in late February, Parisi said.

“We’re just excited about it,” Parisi said. “I think it will be great for the community. We’re very excited.”

Four out of five members of the Greenport Planning Board voted in favor of the project and member Peter Tenerowicz voted in opposition, according to the board’s Aug. 27, 2019, minutes.

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