Familiar site slowly returns

Gazette photo by Erik Sandin

A construction crew with Tech Builders of Fairmont, Minn., continue work Tuesday on the new McDonald’s restaurant in Oak Park Heights. The new building is being constructed on the site of the old restaurant that was torn down in late summer and is scheduled to re-open in late January or early February. When completed, the restaurant will be the second McDonald’s in the area, joining the new Stillwater McDonald’s on Stillwater Boulevard.