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The surprise groundbreaking in Grain Valley for a McDonald’s Restaurant on Main Street Tuesday has the town buzzing. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with City Administrator Alexa Barton.

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Grain Valley McDonald’s Groundbreaking July 16th, 2013

Press Release from the city of Grain Valley

Mike and Diane Gremaud of Mik-Di Enterprises hosted the groundbreaking of their new McDonalds franchise in Grain Valley on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Officiating for the City was Mayor Mike Todd, and many Aldermen including, Dale Arnold, Bob Headley, Chuck Johnston, Mike Scully and Alderwoman Yolanda West. Also participating was special guest and State Representative Jeanie Lauer.

The Gremaud’s stated that they were happy with the location and pleased that construction has started with an estimated completion in 60 days. Grateful for City support and enthusiasm on the project, the Gremauds noted that the new facility will have a positive impact in the community. The restaurant will seat approximately 75 and hire 70 employees. Furthermore, in the first year, the restaurant plans to be open 24/7.

Mayor Todd welcomed all who attended and introduced elected officials to the approximate 40 to 45 in attendance. Gremaud also had introductions of Brian Gremaud, Director of Operations of Mik-Di Enterprises as well as his wife Diane, Bryan Troemel area supervisor and store manager Stacy Smallwood. Also in attendance was Jim Marra and John Thompson of McDonald’s Corp.

The Gremaud’s look forward to a long-term association in Grain Valley denoting the importance of McDonalds in establishing a bench-mark of development within a community. The presence of a McDonalds demonstrates a locality with a solid and established image.

The Gremauds plan to be active members of the community and are already planning participation in the upcoming Grain Valley Fair Days in September.

The facility is located at the intersection of New 40 Highway and Buckner-Tarsney Road – just south of I-70 and right across from City Hall.

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