McDonald’s wants to open in SG

By on October 22, 2010

Restaurant’s proposed site is Rt. 47 and Park
by Martha Quetsch
SUGAR GROVE—McDonald’s Corporation proposed opening a restaurant in Sugar Grove in late-spring 2011, Village Planner Mike Ferencak said Monday.

“They (McDonald’s) made a formal submittal Oct. 6,” Ferencek said.

Ferencak said McDonald’s wants to locate at the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Route 47. The site is lot five of the Sugar Grove Center, owned by Winding Road LLC.

Plans for the 39,000-square-foot restaurant include a dual-lane drive-through and a parking lot with 42 spaces.

The design of the building will be McDonald’s latest style.

“It’s not so orange-looking (as some of the older McDonald’s restaurants), more red with white accents that cover much of the (exterior),” Ferencak said. “It will be the same look as the building at U.S. Route 30 and Douglas Road in Oswego.”

Ferencak said the restaurant possibly will have outdoor seating in front, although it is not yet part of McDonald’s plan.

McDonald’s representatives will be at Village Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 3, to present the restaurant plan to the Planning Commission.

“The primary things we will talk about are the building design, the restaurant sign and the landscaping,” Ferencak said.

Village officials want the restaurant’s exterior to be of a durable material like stucco, the sign to be smaller than the restaurant proposed and the landscaping to be increased from McDonald’s current plan, Ferencak said.

After the Planning Commission reviews McDonald’s proposal, it will go to the Village Board for a vote in December.

Sugar Grove officials have talked with McDonald’s officials periodically since 2004, when the restaurant presented a preliminary proposal to the village to locate a restaurant two lots south of the location they now propose.

The construction period for the restaurant will be about 90 days.

Ferencak said a McDonald’s in Sugar Grove could lead to additional commercial growth.

“I think it is (a big deal) because of the whole name recognition,” Ferencak said. “McDonald’s is known for their real estate decisions. This could lead to more stores coming here (to Sugar Grove).”