Dairy Queen Opens King City Store

Photo by Barbara Sherman.

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.”

King City Mayor Ken Gibson (left) chatted with City Council President Jaimie Fender (center) and City Councilor Gretchen Buehner before the ribbon-cutting ceremony as a small crowd gathered while waiting for the new Dairy Queen to open. Photo by Barbara Sherman.
King City Mayor Ken Gibson (left) chats with City Council President Jaimie Fender (center) and City Councilor Gretchen Buehner before the ribbon-cutting ceremony as a small crowd gathers to wait for the new Dairy Queen to open. Photo by Barbara Sherman.

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.