Dairy Queen holding its grand opening on Monday, Oct. 31Nadera Momin, a member of the family that owns the Decatur Dairy Queen, talks to long time customer Colline Broom on Feb. 17. Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt
After more than two years, the Decatur Dairy Queen is finally reopening.
The city of Decatur will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the beloved ice cream shop on Monday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. Dairy Queen is in the Arlo building at 245 East Trinity Place, Decatur. The construction of these apartments forced the closure of the old store in 2014.
The Decatur Dairy Queen building, which was razed so Arlo could be built, is a local institution that had been in business for 30 years. Many locals feared the restaurant would not return, but the city, the developer and the Momin family, which owns the DQ, worked to make sure the store would be a part of Arlo.