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REPORTING · 19th November 2013
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat’s Dairy Queen received an upgrade this year. On Saturday, November 16th, they held their grand reopening to celebrate the changes.

“We bought the Dairy Queen just over a year ago, we own the Terrace Dairy Queen, and we just renovated, complete renovation, tried to make it look nice,” said William deHoog.

The renovations included pretty much everything except for the roof and outside walls. They added new tables, new kitchen, a new sign board, a Drive Through and Orange Julius products to the Menu.

“People love the change, it’s a more comfortable atmosphere and a lot more people are coming here, we’re considerably busier then we were previous,” said deHoog.

Dairy Queen celebrated with the opening with a visit from CFNR, 99 cent cones and a draw for a Nintendo Wii-U.

deHoog thanked the staff and the community of Kitimat for putting up with the renovations and thanked them for their support.

The customers are not the only people noting the changes. Earlier this year, the District of Kitimat recognized the Dairy Queen’s changes as a part of their 2013 Business Recognition awards. Dairy Queen was the overall winner and was Awarded Most Improved in City Centre.
Very pleased old timer
Comment by Lucy McRae on 19th November 2013
Lived here all my life and I'm so pleased to finally see businesses here making improvements, but hey don't stop yet...there are more that need facelifts. Soo exciting to see all this rejuvenation :)
Comment by Ralph Bartel on 19th November 2013
After forty plus years renos where finally completed. Now if only Mr. deHoog would oblige us lifelong residents and buy Nechako Centre and do the same. Someone has got to do it because the city sure doesn't seem to care about inner city decay. Council has got to get off their collective ass and get this town cleaned up.