After five decades, the McDonald’s restaurant that operated at the foot of Haight Street ceased operations yesterday. Crews will soon clear out the chain’s branded furniture and fixtures before workers erect a fence around the parcel’s perimeter.
In January, the Board of Supervisors voted to purchase the property for $15.5 million so the city could build 100 percent affordable housing. Under legislation passed in 2015, a portion of the new units will be set aside for District 5 residents who have been previously displaced.
When the restaurant opened, a Big Mac cost 65 cents.