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Dairy Queen to Open Huntington Location Next Year

A good kind of "Blizzard" is coming to town.

Dairy Queen's Long Island rebirth is coming to Suffolk County next year–or more specifically, to Huntington. 

According to the New York Real Estate Journal, Dairy Queen Grill and Chill has leased the currently vacant property at 321 West Jericho Turnpike, right around the block from Walt Whitman High School. 

The lease was negotiated by Breslin Realty Development Corp., which also negotiated a deal last year in Massapequa for the first new Dairy Queen location on Long Island since the 1970s. 

"We are so excited to come to Huntington!," Long Island DQ wrote on its Facebook page recently. "We are hoping for a spring 2015 opening."

The Massapequa Dairy Queen restaurant opened last July. A Levittown location is also coming soon. 

Are you a Dairy Queen fan? Do you think it's a good fit for Huntington? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Scooter Libby February 10, 2014 at 09:21 PM
From betting the ponies to chillin" at the Queen. Fast food row!
Peter J. Lee February 10, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Sources close to Blizzard HQ have leaked that this decision was an homage to James C. Metzger - recent inductee into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame. It seems that Metzger's appreciation for Dairy Queen frozen products is famous throughout the Tampa Bay area. Metzger was unavailable for comment at the time of this post.
John Twomey February 10, 2014 at 10:43 PM
Awesome. Look at all the vacant property on Jericho. From Round Swamp rd to 110 there are a number of vacant lots!
Gina Raio Bitsimis February 10, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Its almost a shame they didnt go a little further east on Jericho to the place were there once was a DQ - in the closed up Blockbuster. Then we would really have come full circle!
frankfrisina February 11, 2014 at 05:09 AM
WORKD THE FIRSTdq BACK IN 1965 IN JACKSON HEIGHTS QUEENS
Concerned ENPT Citizen February 11, 2014 at 07:20 AM
OMG...can't wait for it to open......Love Dairy Queen....
Linda Brown February 11, 2014 at 07:45 AM
I love DQ. Bring them further out on the island please!!!!
Mark Dietzgen February 11, 2014 at 08:12 AM
It is nice to see any new store open. Even if it would have been nice to have something a little more independent and local. Good Luck DQ
beano February 11, 2014 at 08:36 AM
The space where BlockBuster was indeed had a freestanding Ice Cream store, but it was Dairy King, not Queen!!! A local Huntington Station family owned it..
Elle C February 11, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Will it be in the vacant car lot opposite Scruffys Auto Repair?
Shelley February 11, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Can't Wait!! :)
bumpkin February 11, 2014 at 10:12 AM
just what we need, another junk food store. And why is this news?
Ryan Bonner (Editor) February 11, 2014 at 10:27 AM
@Bumpkin, I give up. I'm not sure I can convince you that anything is news :-)
Scooter Libby February 11, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Based on the address given it is the old OTB.
Marita Schimmel-Eybergen February 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM
We welcome them to Huntington, love DQ and it will be a beautiful fit in that area.
Shelley February 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM
yes it is! they will do great considering it's practically right across from the High School
Joanne Currie February 11, 2014 at 11:45 AM
I am extremely excited!
d February 11, 2014 at 12:55 PM
I am glad DQ is coming to Huntington, however, there are many other suitable areas. There's already a huge problem with people crossing Jericho, and so many fast good in one spot. Blockbuster would have been great, or where sitar was, even many places down 110. As it is people pulling out of dd, and bk pull right in front of you. Be safe.
Big_E February 11, 2014 at 01:08 PM
The old Sitar site would be lousy -- too far away from anything. I agree the Blockbuster site would have been better, but still, happy to see DQ coming to Huntington.
Sam February 11, 2014 at 05:11 PM
O good..this means a surge in high school kids trying to get across jericho! Good times! (See the sarcasm i did there?) -.-
Vera Pianto February 12, 2014 at 11:21 AM
GREAT!!! I love DQ! We need one here in Commack! There are too many frozen yogurt stores here in Commack. We need real soft serve. PLEASE!

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