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Lakeville to Get Third McDonald's; No Word on Fate of Dino's

Lakeville's City Council on Monday approved a plan to raze the building Dino's Gyros calls home, and build a McDonald's restaurant in its place.

Lakeville will be getting its third McDonald's restaurant, but it may be losing a popular gyro restaurant in the process.

On Monday night, Lakeville's City Council approved plans to demolish the building sitting at 179th Street West and Cedar Avenue—in the anchored Lakeville Crossing mall—that Dino's Gyros calls home, so McDonald's can construct a new restaurant in its place.

There's no word yet as to where Dino's would relocate, if at all.

According to city officials, the building is about 10 years old, and McDonald's would actually keep the foundational footprint of the existing structure. City documents say McDonald's identified the area as a location for a restaurant as far back as 2003, but didn't build.

According to a story in Sun Thisweek, there was tepid support at a planning commission meeting about the project on April 5, with the vote split 2-2 (three members were absent). The biggest concern raised was traffic, and the potential drive-thru lane emptying into the existing right-of-way.

Generally, the City Council unofficially requires projects with a conditional use permit, such as this, to be approved by the planning commission, but the group approved the conditional use permit for the project on a 4-0 vote anyway.

It's not known when construction will begin.

McDonald's has two other locations in Lakeville already, including a at the corner of Dodd Boulevard and Kenwood Trail, as well as a corporate owned , at County Road 70 and Interstate 35.

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Andrew May 02, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Dino's posted on Facebook today that the Lakeville location is now closed.
David May 03, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I would rather have some different food choices other than McDonalds, but the statement that is unhealty depends on what you eat. They do serve good salads and the average Chipotle burrito is no better than a double butter burger. You have to make the correct choices where ever you go to eat.
David May 03, 2012 at 12:32 AM
The average bagel with cream cheese has more calories and fat than TWO Egg McMuffins.
Paul May 04, 2012 at 11:26 AM
We wanted to go to Dino's one last time only to find they have already closed. Was hoping it would not be so quick. I guess we will probably see the Mc Donald's in here before winter.
nicol Britton July 03, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Wow!! Scott was the best person to deal with at Dinos! How are you going to take a healthy food development away, in return for McDonald's? Yea like we need our kids to get fatter off that crap, how many McDonald's do you need our there? 3 in LakeVille already, are you kidding me?

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