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The Top Concern in Town – Shut down McDonald’s

Disclosure: Authored by Kurt

I think the city of Culpeper, VA has other things to worry about than closing down a McDonald’s that has been operating for 23 hours a day since October 2007.

On June 8, Zoning Administrator Maxie Brown hand-delivered a notice to the McDonald’s informing the restaurant it was in violation of section 14-13 of the town code, stating retailers located within 150 feet of a residence must close no later than 1 a.m. and cannot open earlier than 5:30 a.m.

Amanda Campbell, director of operations with R.B. Drumheller Inc. — the Luray company that owns Culpeper’s McDonald’s — responded to the violation notice a week later in a letter to Town Manager Jeff Muzzy.

“I spoke to Maxie Brown … about the notice,” Campbell said in the letter. “I explained to her that we have been operating at 4 a.m. and staying open until 3 a.m. since the restaurant was rebuilt and reopened in October of 2007.”

In addition, Campbell said, the original Culpeper McDonald’s “had those hours for many years prior to the rebuild.” She also pointed out that there is only one residence within 150 feet of the restaurant, a home owned by Dr. Harry Burchard, who owns and operates the adjoining Amberwood Veterinary Hospital on Sycamore Street.

In a June 16 letter to the town, Burchard said he had “no problem with McDonald’s operating 24 hours a day.”

“They have made adjustments for my renters which should prevent any problems in the future,” he said. “All in all, McDonald’s has been a good neighbor for 30 years.”

While I understand there is a Town Code, I feel that many of these code’s should be case by case.

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  • Bandit

    Who cares? This is supposed to be a Wisconsin blog. If you've lost your connection to Wisconsin, shut it down or rebrand it as “Beltway Laments.”

  • wrongallalong

    Did I miss something here? Is this the Bandit blog? Do we have any other demands for the owner of this blog? What a piece of work…

    BTW, I demand that all future topics be approved by the peanut gallery prior to publication.