McModernized: Local McDonald's gets a new look

WARRENSBURG - A frigid gust of Adirondack air blasted through an empty window frame in the side of the Exit 23 McDonald's Dec. 29, as construction workers installed windows and hauled building materials to the front of the eatery which is under renovation.

This remodeling is primarily a facelift with some interior renovation, according to workers on the construction job. Large sections of particle board now in place will back up a new Adirondack-style stone facade surrounded by stucco. Several picture windows will be replaced by the facade, while new paned windows will replace others already in place.

The roofline is being raised a bit and squared off as well. The inside will feature updated tables, chairs, counters, and decor.

"It's basically a big facelift inside and out," said Jason Hunt of Hunt Companies, a contracting firm from Argyle. He said the renovation will be similar to the one the company recently completed for the South Glens Falls McDonald's and the regional chain owner's anchor restaurant in Ti. McDonald's employees said they expected the renovation to bring a more contemporary look to the restaurant, which was built in the mid-1980s on a plot in the town of Lake George just south of downtown Warrensburg.

Completion date for the renovations is mid-February.

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