The McDonald's at 1750 Soldiers Field Rd. in Brighton is old. How old? It's so old the franchise owner had to file a formal declaration with the city Landmarks Commission to determine whether it was of any historic interest and possibly worth saving. A city ordinance requires the commission to at least consider the issue with requests for a pemit to demolish a building at least 50 years old.
The deadline for filing concerns was yesterday, so barring a sudden wave of nostalgia for late-1960s McDonald's construction, the owner will be allowed to replace it with a more modern McDonald's.