Lincoln’s newest branch of McDonald’s will open next month when the now-closed Cornhill store relocates to the former HMV unit on the High Street.
Last year City of Lincoln Council gave permission for the Cornhill McDonald’s to relocate and the restaurant said that all 83 members of staff will be moved to the new spot, where it will retain its 24-hour opening times.
McDonald’s has now revealed to The Lincolnite that the new outlet will open in early September.
A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the existing Lincoln restaurant has now permanently closed, due to its relocation to the High Street.
“All of our restaurant crew will be transferred to the new restaurant, which is looking to open towards the beginning of September. We look forward to continuing to serve the local community.”
The former branch in the Cornhill has now closed and the building is boarded up.
Plans to turn it into a new shop, restaurant or cafe were given the go ahead by officers at City of Lincoln Council this spring.
They approved plans for the 13-14 Cornhill site, including changes to both the inside and outside of the store.
The Cornhill Quarter regeneration project bosses had said in documents that the unit will be returned to its original structure while the outside will be made to match the rest of the new development.
The entrance to the building will be moved closer to the street as part of the build.