Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Strange McDonalds locations (24 Pics)
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
1. An Art Deco building in Victoria, Australia, formerly the ‘United Kingdom Hotel’ dating back to 1937.
2. Believe it or not but this is a McDonald’s in Paris, France. Located on Rue Saint Lazare in the 8th arrondissement, the building dates back to 1892 and is a listed historic monument.
3. McDonald’s took over this old steamboat on the Mississippi river in St.Louis. It closed after flooding in 1993.
4. On 42nd street in the historic Theatre District, Broadway, New York. It looks like something straight out of the golden age of theatre. And then you realize it’s a McDonalds.
5. This is probably the fanciest McDonald’s I’ve seen. It’s in Independence, Ohio and I couldn’t find any historical information on the red-brick building but my guess is it used to be an old bank.
6. Galleria Emanuelle Vittori in Milan is Italy’s oldest shopping mall, built in 1861. With a spectacular glass dome and glass-vaulted arcades, it’s a proud city landmark. After 20 years of occupancy in the mall, this year the McDonald’s restaurant was prevented from renewing its tenancy. It was the only tenant of the mall to be denied the right of first refusal on its new lease, and McDonald’s contended that the public tender to replace it was “unfair”.
7. Denton House, in New Hyde Park, New York. A gorgeous Georgian mansion that dates back to 1795 as a farmhouse and later a funeral home. When McDonald’s bought the property in 1985, it was abandoned and on the verge of collapse and the plans were to tear it down. However they underestimated the power of the local community who pleaded with politicians for the historical spot to be preserved.
8. A Saxon House in Hameln, Germany.
9. Yangshuo, province of Guangxi, China, famous for its amazing karst landscape and a haven for rock-climbers and backpackers from all over the world.
10. A 1850s Greek Revival colonial and former sea captain’s house in Freeport, Maine. McDonalds bought the property in the 1980s with plans to raze it to the ground but much like the residents in New Hyde Park, New York, they intervened and demanded the historic house be preserved.
11. Kristiansand, Norway. As you can see at the top of the building, it dates back to 1897 and looks like it probably used to be a bank. Exactly, what is McDonald’s trying to tell us when it picks locations like these?
12. In the Museum of Communism, Prague.
13. Probably one of the oldest locations on our list, in Landau, Germany, McDonald’s set up shop in one of the finest examples of handsome Bavarian historic architecture. The 15th century historic building still has its original stepped gables and colorful facades. Only the best for Mickey D’s hey?
14. A New York townhouse on Canal Street, New York. Is this McDonald’s trying to be hipster?
15. Taupo, New Zealand put itself on the map with a decommissioned DC3 as their McDonald’s restaurant. Tables are set up inside. Aviation enthusiasts will probably hate me for it, but this McDonald’s location is kinda growing on me.