Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com August 3, 2012 at 9:00 am 5,209 38 Comments

Bluemont McDonald’s Demolition — Crews have been working to tear down the McDonald’s restaurant at 5009 Wilson Blvd in the Bluemont area. (See photo, above.) The building will be replaced with a new, more modern McDonald’s restaurant.

McGhee Gets GOP Nod for Special ElectionTim McGhee is the Republican nominee in the special election for the 45th District House of Delegates seat, which is being vacated by Del. David Englin. McGhee, who lost to Adam Ebbin in a state Senate race last year, will face either Democrat Karen Gautney or Rob Krupicka, depending on the outcome of a party caucus that got underway last night. [Patch, Sun Gazette]

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  • NrNy2ArlVa

    New McDonalds, but will the food be any better.

    • YTK

      Maybe they took all the unsold and uncooked food and stuck it in a freezer in anticipatino of opening day there. Stay tuned.

  • Pablo
    • Clarendon

      “customers have reported that the food actually tastes better in a remodeled McDonald’s”

      Wow, just think how good a Ray’s Hellburger would be with a little decoration in the place.

      That article also points out how corporations are struggling to figure out the full-contact internet where they can’t control the message.

  • JnA

    2100 Trolls are all upset that McDonalds did this by right and did not allow them to mickey mouse around with a site plan for 3 years before construction could begin.

  • DarkHeart

    Demolition has been a little slow, You’d think they could take that thing down in a day, or two at the most.

    • Garden City

      Hazmat situation. They have to deal with the grease in the drains and vent hoods.

  • Mario

    Nope, one week demo per the schedule I provided in the previous thread.

  • Elmer

    I know how to “beef up” (excuse the pun) the number of comments on this McDonald’s demo: Rumor has it that the new replacement building will actually will be a Chik-Fil-A !!
    DISCLAIMER: That’s a joke son!

    • SomeGuy

      After reading this, I’m reminded of people’s reactions when Buzz Killington makes an appearance on Family Guy.

    • DarkHeart

      McDonald’s “Southern Style Chicken Sandwich” has less than 2/3 sodium of CFA basic sandwich. MCD version is 38% of recommended daily intake.

  • NrNy2ArlVa

    McDonalds should just bring back the Arch Deluxe.

    • novasteve

      I miss the Mclean deluxe 🙁

      • Westover

        McLean has always been deluxe when compared to Arlington.

  • U ROY

    Wow!, Mas McMerda!

  • WeiQiang

    You mean, “Mas McMierda!” ?

    • U ROY

      Si, guey.

      • Id

        It’s gooey? A cinnamon roll?

        • WeiQiang

          More ruffage needed, I suppose.

  • CrystalMikey

    If only it was making room for a Sonic

    • Bluemontsince1961

      I’ll second that!

    • DarkHeart

      their ice shape/size is reason enough, but those tasty tater tots and foot long chili dogs…..

      • CrystalMikey


    • bobco85

      It would make up for all those Sonic commercials that would get my hopes up, then die as I looked online for the nearest Sonic. Let’s see, the closest one to Arlington is…

      …about 30 miles as the crow flies in Edgewater, MD. There are always the ones in Fredericksburg, too, I guess.

      • Id

        They are in South West DC.

      • CrystalMikey

        Yeah, they’ve been edging closer and closer on the Maryland side. Used to be the nearest on was outside of Baltimore, in Randallstown.

  • EFC Observer

    Gee, it’s been over two hours now, and still no comment here about the juxtaposition of stories on a building demolition and Tim McGhee being the GOP nominee in the 45th in the same Morning Notes post. I’m disappointed in you people!!!

    • Bluemontsince1961

      Mr. McGhee has about as much chance of winning as a snowball has in not melting in August.

      • DarkHeart

        Chances increase if you put him in a cup of Sonic ice.

  • Aaron

    How much of the 45th stretches into south Arlington? Is there a valid reason for forcing Arlington Dems in the 45th to trek to Alexandria if they want to participate in the caucus?

  • George

    I hope McDonalds is planning on introducing a more diverse menu with a Vegan option. I would consider eating there again if their diversity and progressiveness were in keeping with the times.

    • Elmer

      So start a Kiss-In.

      • Bluemontsince1961

        Aw jeeze, that’ll start multiple ArlNow forum postings that’ll turn six pages of flame baiting.

      • DarkHeart

        Will there be a kissing booth at the fair?

    • x

      o gawd, seriously?

      • Elmer


      • SomeGuy

        Good point. It’s as if the red meat burger-focused concept just can’t seem to get any traction around here.


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