Long before the new King City Dairy Queen officially opened at 3 p.m. on June 24, a line of vehicles was waiting at the drive-through and a small crowd of people gathered outside the front entrance.
Among the folks gathered in front were Mayor Ken Gibson, City Council President Jaimie Fender and City Councilor Gretchen Buehner, who were there for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“This is very exciting,” Gibson said, and Fender added, “We are very happy to have Dairy Queen here.”
This Dairy Queen is especially welcome because there are no other locations in the immediate area; other metro-area locations include several in Portland plus Beaverton, Garden Home, Aloha, Happy Valley and Newberg.
After Gibson cut the ribbon, the city officials were rewarded with ice cream bars passed out by interim store manager Michael Buckhannon.
The King City Dairy Queen replaces an A&W next to a Quik Mart and Space Age service station at the intersection of 99W and Fischer Road.