What Neighbors Are Saying: Dino's Officially Closed, McDonalds Set
With Lakeville's Dino's Gyros officially gone, McDonalds is set to take over the space along Cedar and 179th Street. But residents seem less than excited.
Last month it was revealed that Lakeville's Dino's Gyros would be closing up shop and a new McDonalds would be taking its place.
A fair amount of controversy surrounded the situation, with representatives from Dino's telling customers they were caught unaware the leassor of the space in Crossroads of Lakeville mall was shopping the location to McDonalds.
Regardless, on April 16, Lakeville's City Council approved plans to raze the building Dino's occupied and let McDonalds construct its third Lakeville location. By the end of the month, Dino's was gone, and to this date, it's still unclear if Dino's will find a new Lakeville location.
If comments on the Lakeville Patch story and conversation on our Facebook page were any indication, residents seemed to be less than thrilled about the restaurant musical chairs.
"Disappointing. My family loves Dino's. So nice to have a different option around here. We certainly don't need another McDonald's. Yuck," Adria Welle Deutsch wrote on Facebook.
The sentiment was common.
"This stinks. I don't understand why the city council would do this. Very bad decision for so many reasons. And the last thing we need in Lakeville is another McDonald's," Lisa Aldrich wrote.
City Council Member Matt Little chimed in on the Facebook conversation, too.
"The Council can't block a restaurant because of personal tastes. We could run into potential troubles if we get into the habit of approving one restaurant but not another," Little wrote. "No one is sadder about Dino's than me, I went there at least once a week!"
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