McDonald's to go large at new two-storey town centre site - The Rugby Observer

McDonald's to go large at new two-storey town centre site

Andy Morris 7th Feb, 2018   0

MCDONALD’S has submitted plans to build a new two-storey restaurant at the old Gala Bingo site in Evreux Way.

The fast food giant’s new town centre site will, if approved, create at least 65 new full and part-time jobs.

It will be built on land currently being used as a car park, retaining 43 of the existing 100 spaces.

A McDonald’s spokesperson declined to say whether the chain’s nearby Market Place restaurant would remain open.

Gala Bingo, the last building to have stood on the site, closed in 2011 and was demolished soon after. It was previously Rugby Granada Theatre, which famously hosted two Rolling Stones concerts in 1964.

In 2013, the Clock Towers Shopping Centre – now Rugby Central – revealed plans for a £20million retail-led expansion onto the Gala site.

The centre’s then owners CBRE Global Investors abandoned the plans due to lack of interest from retailers and replaced them with a similar leisure-led expansion – but this plan was also scrapped by CT Properties, who bought the complex in 2015.

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