The demolition and reconstruction of a Belleville McDonald’s restaurant is set to begin on Thursday.
Jimmy Williams, owner/operator of 20 McDonald’s restaurants in Metro St. Louis, is rebuilding his restaurant at 906 Carlyle Ave.
The demolition is expected to take two days.
A gathering that includes Mayor Mark Eckert, Police Chief William Clay and operator Williams is planned for 8 a.m. Thursday. Events were postponed because of inclement weather on Monday.
The restaurant was first opened in 1979. The original building will be torn down and replaced with a new modern McDonald’s restaurant that features advanced drive-through and curbside pickup technology.
As part of the rebuild project, Williams will be partnering with Belleville East High School and Southwestern Illinois College to involve their architectural, business, and culinary students in the process and also provide a work co-op program for high school students.
A groundbreaking on the new building is to follow at to-be-determined date and time.
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