McDonald’s will open at 6910 Airline Highway in mid-October after a store there is rebuilt.
Franchise owner Charles Valuzzo said the 30-year-old demolished store was one of only two in the city with a basement, which made management of it difficult for reasons ranging from carrying supplies up stairs to plumbing and air conditioning.
Bahem Construction Co. is building the new store, which will include a side-by-side drive-thru. According to the city-parish Department of Public Works Inspection Division, the building permit for the new store is valued at $1 million.
Customers have to visit nearby locations at 6006 Plank Road or 9755 Airline Highway until construction is complete.