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Location DB > United States > Ohio > North Ridgeville > McDonald's
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created by jellybeans95 on 11/16/2007 12:08 AM
last modified by jellybeans95 on 4/2/2008 3:38 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
McDonald's with furnishings still inside and the remains of an indoor playground.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Forget it, gone.
Recommendation: Gone, ya missed it.
 Physical Information

North Ridgeville, Ohio
United States
Owner: Sparky Reality/Tony & Dave DiBenedetto
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  •  Hazards
  • flooding
  • broken glass
  •  Interesting Features
    The booths and most the kitchen equipment are left behind.
     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • busy bowling alley nearby
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1976
    Closed: 1997
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
  • boots/thick soled shoes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    camera, time machine-- gone
    The original building on that occupied this lot was built as a carry-out "red and white" style McDonald's built in 1961 (the first one in the area). It was replaced in 1976 by the current building (a newer sit-down style McDonald's).

    However, when the rest of the surrounding Ridgeville Shopping Center started to deteriorate and lose business, McDonald's suffered as well. To help prop up sales, they were used as a test store for a new concept, the indoor playground. According to my mom (who worked there), McDonald's looked for the poorest-performing store and said that if "an indoor playground could help that store, they'd work anywhere". In 1982, they got the indoor playland.

    It worked, for awhile. Sadly, as tenants vacated the shopping center, McDonald's also felt the sting. Finally, sometime in the late 90's, McDonald's was no more. They closed this location in favor of a busier location closer to the turnpike exit.

    Sparky Reality has now bought this, along with the shopping center, a restaurant, a car wash, and a bank and plan to demolish everything in favor of a rumored new shopping center.
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     Future Plans
    It's a pile of rubble now.
    Why hello officer....
    Fri, Nov 16th, 2007
    posted by jellybeans95

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    Would you like fries with that?
    Fri, Nov 16th, 2007
    posted by jellybeans95
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/2/2008 10:12 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 2 08 at 22:12, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 2 08 at 3:38, jellybeans95 changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Recommended Equipment, Future Plans
  • on Nov 17 07 at 0:09, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 16 07 at 2:12, jellybeans95 made this location available
  • on Nov 16 07 at 2:12, jellybeans95 updated a story
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  • on Nov 16 07 at 1:38, jellybeans95 updated gallery picture DSC_0062(1).JPG
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