I’m very sad now. Where will I get my blizzard now!
If you have driven down Central Avenue in the past 70 years, of course, you have seen this historic Charlotte landmark. According to Charlotte Agenda, Brothers Sherman and Steven Walters, whose family has owned the restaurant for nearly four decades, confirmed with the Agenda this week that the last day will be November 1.
The Walters brothers could not agree to terms on a lease renewal with local developer Aston Properties, which bought the 0.3-acre property at Central and Pecan avenues for $1.05 million in October 2018. The two parties said in a statement provided to the Agenda that they “have mutually agreed” to end their lease in November.
Aston Properties didn’t provide details about the future of the site, but did say in the statement that it plans to make “needed improvements to the building.”
Dairy Queen is closing its doors after 70 years on one of the most prominent corners of Plaza Midwood.— Katie Peralta (@katieperalta) September 6, 2019
It's not just the closure of a tiny chain restaurant; the DQ has become a distinguished piece of the changing neighborhood's personality over the yearshttps://t.co/XWEmk4KYW8