Something Is Going Into the Old McDonald’s Location on Lisbon Street in Lewiston, Maine
It's been over 10 years since the McDonald's on Libson Street in Lewiston was demolished after it moved to a new building up the street near Dollar Tree.
The restaurant was opened here back in 1966 as one of the very first McDonald's restaurants in Maine. For decades, it still had the original style McDonald's sign with the ginormous golden arches which read "McDonald's Hamburgers." Since the move up the street, the lot has been empty with just the faint sign of what used to be there.
People driving by the old location near the Exit 80 on-ramp to the Maine Turnpike have probably noticed construction has begun on the lot.
Back in September of 2020, Emerald River Maine bought the property and is in now in the process of building a 2700 square foot building right where the big Golden Arches used to be.
Emerald River Maine will be a recreational cannabis shop, one of the fastest-growing businesses in recent years as shops are popping up all over Maine, well, like weeds.
According to the Sun Journal, the building cost the owners of Emerald River Maine $1 million to build and is one of several the company plans to build in Maine. The scheduled completion date is sometime before the end of 2021.