Dinkytown McDonald’s closes after 57 years of business

Community favorite “Drunk Donald’s” is expected to reopen on the ground floor of the CA Ventures development.

The McDonald's located on the corner of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast is seen on Saturday, Aug. 31. The proposed development would replace Mcdonald's as well as other popular businesses such as Dinkytown Wine and Spirits.

Jack Rodgers

The McDonald’s located on the corner of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast is seen on Saturday, Aug. 31. The proposed development would replace Mcdonald’s as well as other popular businesses such as Dinkytown Wine and Spirits.

Jasmine Snow

After 57 years of business on the University of Minnesota campus, the Dinkytown McDonald’s has closed its doors, according to signage posted around the building.

Following a yearslong battle over its fate, the McDonald’s located on the corner of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast has been closed for construction. Although the existing structure is slated to be demolished, the restaurant is expected to reopen on the ground floor of the CA Ventures apartment development.

Construction on the apartment complex is expected to begin in summer of next year, pending approval from the city.

Jermel Spears, a supervisor and general manager at the Dinkytown McDonald’s, declined to comment on the closure of the establishment.

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