UPDATED – Almost a quarter-century after opening a Westlink Dairy Queen at a northeast dilemma of Central and Westlink, Charlie and Margie Dixon are shutting it.
“It’s time to toss in a towel,” Charlie Dixon says. “We’re both coming 70 this year.”
They have been in business for 24 years.
“We built it adult from when we initial started,” Dixon says. “It’s left by cycles.”
That enclosed a widening of Central.
“So that gave us a perplexing time.”
Overall, he says it’s been a good business.
“We’ve had a flattering … good expansion record.”
For someone else to take over a franchise, Dixon says there would need to be a vital ascent to a DQ Grill Chill concept.
Instead, a landlord has found another grill to pierce into a space. Look for sum on that soon.
The Westlink Dairy Queen’s final day in business is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 25, yet it could tighten somewhat before that.
“We’ve got a lot of things to do to get a apparatus out,” Dixon says.
He says he doesn’t consider he’ll have an auction. The grill relocating to his space might take some of a equipment, and other Dairy Queens in a area might take some as well.
Dixon jokes about apropos a Wal-Mart greeter next, though a genuine devise for him and his mother is “to suffer a future.”
He says they’re also grateful for their years during a grill and a clientele of their longtime customers.
Dixon says a grill has been “kind of like a area bar” where business – generally some comparison ones – would come to hang out.
“We’ve left by deaths, marriages, births – everything,” he says.
“They have turn not usually business though genuine friends. This will be what we’ll skip most.”