While the Eastgate Plaza is ripe for redevelopment, a nearby fast-food district is actually seeing an infusion of new life.  The area on Niagra Street includes a McDonalds and a Taco Bell.  East Alton Mayor Joe Silkwood tells The Big Z there is activity planned for the vacant restaurant in the coming weeks.

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The Sonic has been closed for a couple of years, so there will likely be some repairs to be made.  Silkwood says the new owner is no stranger to the franchise, owning about 20 stores in all.


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