Dairy Queen sets firm opening date after construction setbacks

Work on the new Dairy Queen continued on Friday ahead of the new opening date announced by the franchise (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
Staff Writer

After construction delays forced a scheduling setback, the newly constructed Dairy Queen located at the intersection of Louisville Street and Lynn Lane will open for business on Wednesday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m., after a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.

Dairy Queen's opening day had originally been set for May 8, but unspecified construction delays caused the opening date to be scrubbed and rescheduled for the end of May. Community Marketing Manager for Fourteen Foods Will Connell said the company feels solid about the new date and is looking forward to serving Starkville.

"(The construction issues) worked out," Connell said. "It's just a matter of time with those types of things, with lining up contractors and getting the job done within a timeframe … But it worked out."

Dairy Queen still plans to offer its opening day deal, in which the first 100 customers to buy a Dairy Queen Cake will be given two free blizzards every month for a year.