A veritable garbage dump of weeds and trash. I am just under six foot tall and there was a weed clearly over my head.
Tiles are missing from the steps. Frankly the place is as nasty as a pink McNugget before it hits the fryer.
A happy smiling figure on a sign still beckons from inside the lonely decrepit building. Golden Arches of hell...
McDonald's has of course moved to fancy new digs not a quarter mile away, leaving us with a nasty eyesore that has evidently faded from corporate memory. If only the citizens of Fallbrook were so lucky!
In the real world what it means is that very few businesses are capable of or will undertake the capital expense necessary to repurpose such a structure that is actually only good for one thing, a fast food restaurant.
So we are stuck with the mansard modern ghetto slum look for perpetuity. Nice corporate responsibility McDonald's, both for the draconic legal language and for your obvious contempt for our community. Excuse us for feeling crapped on.
Thanks, Anthony Villaseñor from Sierra U.S. Commercial Real Estate. Thanks for watching our back. Feel free to drop them a note. Or send one to old Ronald McDonald himself. I did, will keep you posted.
Postscript: So far a little talk, no action. Will see if code enforcement does anything. Jon Harwood posted this picture of the living accommodations at the back of the site on the Fallbrook Shutters web page. Very nice.
From Wild Bill: