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Location DB > United States > Maryland > College Park > College Park McDonald's
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College Park McDonald's
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created by thoughtcriminal on 11/22/2003 9:18 PM
last modified by thoughtcriminal on 3/5/2004 12:41 AM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished on or before Mar 4 2004
Accessibility: n/a
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address
US Route 1
College Park, Maryland
United States
Owner: Route 1 Partners LLC / Otis Warren & Co.
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Perhaps one of the oddest purpose-built McDonald's restaurants. The north end of the building contained the kitchen and a small amount of seating, and an additional seating area extended into the first floor of the attached red-brick building. The second floor contained offices for an insurance rep and the franchisee. In later years these offices appeared vacant. It was rumored that there was a vacant area around the seating area into which the restaurant could be expanded if needed.

    The interior decor was originally based on a fraternity/sorority theme, which was vandalized in short order.

    During the late 1970's the oddball, passenger-side drive-thru window was added.

    When the restaurant opened sometime in the early 70's, the adjacent liquor store remained for several years (through 1976 or so) in a square building in the middle of the front parking lot, blocking the McDonald's entrance. The neon "Beer-Wine-Liquor" sign from that building was salvaged and is now on the current building.


     Security Measures
  • fences
  • Presumably guarded. Now an active construction site.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1972
    Closed: 2000
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     History
    Dates are approximate, the build date is an educated guess based on my first visit there around 1974. Restaurant moved across the street into a former Roy Rogers location sometime around 2000.
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     Future Plans
    University of Maryland campus newspaper The Diamondback reports that a 14 story apartment building is being built on this site that will open in 2005. Since it'll be right in the approach path to College Park Airport, it presents yet another threat to the world's oldest continuously operating airport.

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    CP McD's
    Sat, Nov 22nd, 2003
    posted by thoughtcriminal
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mutt on 6/12/2006 1:22 AM.

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  • on Jun 12 06 at 1:22, Mutt validated this location
  • on Oct 26 05 at 1:51, thoughtcriminal made this location public
  • on Mar 5 04 at 0:41, thoughtcriminal changed the main information
  • on Nov 22 03 at 22:58, thoughtcriminal changed the main information
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