The McDonalds located in Suncrest Plaza, at 8152 Sunset, Boulevard, permanently closed this past Sunday, October 31, 2021 at exactly 6 p.m.
Though it was technically located within the Los Angeles city limits, the fast food chain with the famous gold arches has been embraced by the WeHo community and has often been confused as part of the City of West Hollywood because of its location at the Crescent Heights intersection, practically across the street from the WeHo City boundary.
According to an employee, the McDonald’s at this location has been serving its neighbors in WeHo for over 25 years.
The restaurant and drive-through closed at exactly 6 p.m. with no wiggle room for last-minute customers. “I placed an order for some Chicken McNuggets via the app, hoping I would be able to get one last meal here, but they did not let me through,” Mike Pingel told WEHO TIMES. “They immediately blocked the drive-through with orange cones, so that’s pretty much it for this McDonald’s. It’s gone for good.”
“Thank you very much to all our [appreciable] customers,” read at a sign at the door this past Sunday. “Today we will close our operations at 6 p.m. And more [importantly], it’s our [last] day of business at this location… SEE YOU SOON!!!”
This was the last business operating at Suncrest Plaza. In April 2021, the historical Chase Bank / Lytton Savings Bank, located at 8150 Sunset Boulevard was demolished, marking an end to the Modernist Hollywood landmark which stood where the legendary Garden of Allah once stood.
The McDonalds and its empty neighboring spaces will be bulldozed to make way for a new Townscape Partners project designed by Frank Gehry. The upcoming mixed-use complex will include 203 residential units and approximately 57,300 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Gehry is the architect who created the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The completion of the new construction is set for some time in 2023.
Those craving some Chicken McNuggets will have to visit the closest Micky D’s at 1133 N La Brea Avenue, by Lexington Avenue, which is the only McDonald’s in West Hollywood.