ELLSWORTH — The shuttered Burger King on High Street will reopen after major renovations, after the city granted a permit for $800,000 worth of alterations on the former fast-food restaurant.
Formerly owned and operated by Northcountry Management Group, the restaurant closed on Dec. 28, 2020, and the building was sold at auction. Architectural consultants M&H Springwater LLC are handling the “pretty extensive” renovations, a company representative said, without confirming the new owner’s name, and the business should open next spring. The permit lists renovations to the kitchen, restrooms, dining room and exterior façade.
Also approved for renovations in September was The Jackson Laboratory facility on Kingsland Crossing.
“The permitted work includes the purchase and installation of internal structural steel and ordering of heating and processing equipment while we continue designing the final stage of this five-phase project with an estimated total cost of over $240 million,” according to a statement from the lab.
Still to come are the final interior improvements, for which the lab will seek an additional city permit.