McDonald's coming to Savoy

McDonald's coming to Savoy

     The Village of Savoy continues to expand as new businesses are planning to come to the village.

     A grocery store and a fast food restaurant are planning on joining a previously announced pharmacy chain in a new development area at the corner of Curtis Road and Dunlap Avenue (U.S. 45).

     The McDonald's is proposed just south of Curtis on the west side of Dunlap.

     The fast food chain will join a proposed CVS Pharmacy, which would be at the corner of Curtis Road and Dunlap Avenue.

     Village Manager Dick Helton said bringing in new businesses and restaurants gives residents more options to spend money locally.



     He said village officials are looking at ways to make sure the busy intersection doesn't get too congested.

     Savoy Zoning Administrator Dan Davies said construction on McDonald's is expected to begin in the spring.

     Village officials are not disclosing the name of the proposed grocery store.
 

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gamera wrote on November 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm

The SW corner already has buildings. Are buildings coming down? Is this story wrong and the NE corner is what we are talking about?

Michael Kiser wrote on November 29, 2011 at 11:11 pm
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Good question. Thank you for asking. There are certain buildings at that corner on the south side of Curtis Road that will be torn down as part of the proposed development, which includes a CVS Pharmacy, a McDonald's and an unnamed grocery store.

Mqqneyes wrote on November 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm

"Village Manager Dick Helton said bringing in new businesses and restaurants gives residents more options to spend money locally." 

  Locally? Is he kidding? Going to  McDonalds is spending money locally? Nothing like taking the money OUT of Savoy in exchange for some really bad food. 

Pages wrote on November 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm

What about Schnucks?

Herb wrote on November 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

It would be nice to be able to spend money "locally" with local businesses, not at corporate grease traps like McDonalds. 

vnconn wrote on November 30, 2011 at 9:11 am

I'm excited about new businesses coming to Savoy!  I work close to this area and it will be nice to have more choices. As for those complaining about McDonalds not being a local company, lets not forget that these businesses will generate more sales taxes for the village.

Lostinspace wrote on November 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

Why not use the Pages for All Ages building?

cats kradle wrote on November 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

Too much fine print!

Lostinspace wrote on December 04, 2011 at 6:12 pm

And the expense of dealing with the fine print is greater than tearing down and rebuilding?!?

cats kradle wrote on November 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

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JustSaying wrote on November 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Oh my, you guys must be bored or something. Nothing better to do then lash out at LOCAL businesses. I’m assuming you negative commenter’s are VERY smart and know what a franchise is. But we all know what assuming does… Anyway, this corporate “grease trap” you speak of simply makes no sense. Over 85% of all McDonald's in the country are owned by franchisees. Considering that the McDonalds’ in the Champaign area are owned by 1 (yes 1, that’s o-n-e) family, not run by McDonald’s Co. themselves. This family is incredibly generous when it comes to helping out the communities in which their stores are located. Do you donate a sizeable portion of your hard earned income? Do you volunteer your time? If you do, that’s great. If you don’t, then if I’m not mistaken, you have no room to talk about what this business does for the local communities. Whether is it here in town or through the Ronald McDonald House Charities this family is willing to help out beyond their local area. What about providing jobs? More stores mean more jobs available. They also donate to scholarships for their employees. I’m sensing a bit of jealousy maybe? I mean this all sounds very unselfish and quite munificent to me but who am I to judge?

vnconn wrote on November 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

You make a great point.  Well said!

bluebell wrote on December 01, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I'd rather travel somewhere to eat than have a McDonald's in Savoy.  And do we really need a CVS? I wish the Village officials would stop junking up Savoy and help keep it as a nice, classy place to live.

justthefacts wrote on December 02, 2011 at 12:12 pm

NIMBY is alive and well in Savoy