FROM HOXTON to Clapton, Hackney has many rooftop venues targeting the hipster pound. Now McDonald’s wants to provide a sky garden for its fans.
The multinational told Loving Dalston it was “hugely excited” about the project for its Kingsland High Street café, which was “in very early stages”. Translated from the particularly nonsensical PR-speak, that means the fast-fooder has asked Hackney council for planning permission to open the roof terrace at 36-42 Kingsland High Street Dalston E8 2JP to the public.
Lovers of the Big Mac, so popular it has entered the English language, will be pleased that McDonald’s wants to offer them the kind of facility so often resented when peopled by the young and affluent beneficiaries of so-called gentrification.
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* Planning application 2016/0989
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