Dec. 29, 2015 By Christian Murray
McDonald’s closed its Woodside location recently and the property owner is looking to rent out the 1,200 square foot space for $7,000.
The store, a McDonald’s Express, was located at 57-25 Roosevelt Avenue, and the closure appeared sudden. In June, a representative of the business went before Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee to renew its enclosed sidewalk café—which the board signed off on.
The corporation did announce in June that it would be closing several US restaurants in 2015. The New York Times reported at the time that McDonald’s planned on closing more US stores than opening this year, the first time since 1970 that there would be an overall decline.
Chris Pappas, an agent with Douglas Elliman, is leasing the property. He said that the property owner was disappointed when McDonald’s left.
He said the space is not large like a typical McDonald’s location, since the Woodside location only had a limited number of seats.
Pappas said the base rent is $7,000 per month plus taxes and maintenance.
A spokesperson at McDonalds was unable to immediately comment on why the store closed.