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The famous floating McDonald’s restaurant from Expo86, McBarge, is set to reopen.
For the last twenty years, the vessel has been moored in Burrard Inlet. However, following an approval from Mission City Council, it’s getting a new lease on life!
According to the Vancouver Sun:
The Sturgeons On the Fraser project, which has an estimated value of $10 million, would use the barge to create a floating restaurant, pub and café at the foot of Horne Street adjacent to the former Meeker Cedar Mill site.
Developer Howard Meakin said he was “shell-shocked” when the council approved the third reading of a foreshore rezoning application related to the project…
…Meakin said that more than half a million people live within a 30-minute drive of the site so he expects the restaurant/ barge will become popular with local residents as well as being a draw for people further away because of its history.
The Vancouver Sun article, also mentions that the project will take about 18 months to complete, pending further approval for parking access, and will include a marina, offices for fishing and eco-tour operators, as well as a float-plane terminus.
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