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Dairy Queen closing in downtown Cumming
Remodeling work expected to be finished in June
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CUMMING — A dining landmark in Cumming is set to close its doors on Sunday, but have no fear, loyal patrons. Dairy Queen will reopen after only a couple weeks, looking shiny and new and just in time for a refreshing summer. If you can’t do without, maybe stock up on Blizzards in the meantime.

The longtime establishment in downtown Cumming should be closed May 24 through the beginning part of June, according to Daniel Turner, a manager at the eatery.

“It will have a new look on it. We’re adding some new food items like a couple of desserts and other food,” Turner said. “It’ll get a facelift.”

This will be the first remodeling project since the building opened in 2002. The “entire inside” will change, he said, from tiles on the walls to the flooring and seating arrangement.

Turner said a plan is in place to begin delivering food to tables after ordering from the register and receiving a number.

The outside and front of the building will look different, too, he said, though outdoor seating will remain.

“There are rumors that we’re just going to be doing ice cream or that we’re getting rid of the franchise,” Turner said. “We’re still doing the same thing, it will just look different.”

The goal is to open as a DQ Grill and Chill, still owned by the Willingham family.