No McDonald's in either downtown with St. Paul closures


In a week where there was more thought of gravy than special sauce came the news the nation's largest fast food chain is closing its remaining pair of outlets in the St. Paul skyway system.

The Pioneer Press reported that downtown's two remaining McDonald's, in the Securian Center and the Alliance Bank Center, closed after lunch on Wednesday. A third downtown St. Paul McDonald's, in the Wells Fargo Place, closed about a year ago.

The newspaper reported that the Alliance Bank Center space will be leased another restaurant that will open in the spring.

The Business Journal noted that the pair of St. Paul closures means that there is now no place to buy at Big Mac in either downtown. The McDonald's in downtown Minneapolis closed its Gaviidae Common store last month. But a new McDonald's opened earlier this month at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, following a high number of customer requests for the golden arches.

Earlier this month in St. Paul, the Turkey To Go outlet in the skyway closed. In October, Jerabek's New Bohemian Bakery closed its skyway satellite location in St. Paul as well as its longtime location on the west side of the city.

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