McDonald’s? No, in Dalston it will be McHipster, a McTake on the scenester roof bars of Hackney

mcdonald’s kingsland Hi St Dalston Lon E8 080616 © DavidAltheer[at]
Cafe Oto, & Dalston roof park above Reeves building, Printhouse gallery and rooftop garden Ashwin St Dalston July 2013 © david.altheer
Top, what the lesser-paid of Hackney are offered, and above, happy hipster haunt the nearby Dalston Roof Park in Ashwin Street E8

mcd © McDonald's

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.

Kingsland: High St Dalston London E8 just N of Dalston Ln 200115 ©
Groovy roofy? Above and right, ambience of the proposed McDonald’s terrace
Site of "Western Curve" TfL land for property scheme Dalston London E8 26 July 2013 ©
Class act: McTerrace users may be over-looked from foreign-investor owned flats

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 

* Backstory: In a Pickle in HackneyHackney loses restful Russet 

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One thought on “McDonald’s? No, in Dalston it will be McHipster, a McTake on the scenester roof bars of Hackney

  1. Would be a good job get rid of McDonald’s. It’s just home to trouble: security on the doors says it all.

    Get rid of it.

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