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2000 Media Release


October 5, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Wynn Hjermstad, Urban Development, 441-8211

Mayor Cuts Ribbon On New 27th Street McDonald's
Other improvements on North 27th Street moving forward

Mayor Don Wesely today helped open the new McDonald’s restaurant at 875 North 27th Street and reported on the progress of other improvements now underway in the area.

"As each new development opens, the surrounding neighborhoods can celebrate the ongoing revitalization of this area," Mayor Wesely said. "They can also celebrate the fact that the improvements are happening because residents and business owners worked with the city to create the North 27th Street Redevelopment Plan.: That plan was approved by the City Council in March 1998 and includes the area from 'N' Street north to near Leighton Street. Mayor Wesely also thanked the new North 27th Street Business and Civic Organization, which includes business and property owners and residents of the neighborhood.

The 3,800-square foot restaurant, the eleventh McDonald’s in Lincoln, seats 90 customers and employs 60 people. It replaces the McDonald’s at 865 North 27th Street, which was one of the first McDonald’s in the state. It was built in 1962 by Sheldon Kushner, a Lincoln businessman who is the developer of the new restaurant.

McDonald’s Corporation has donated $40,000 to Cedars Youth Services of Lincoln to assist the organization in developing the Northbridge Center for Children and Youth. This community center would be located just north of the new Police Team Station at 27th and Holdrege streets. U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey is working to secure some federal funding for the project. Cedars hopes to begin construction next spring.

Other projects underway along North 27th include:

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