Eats Beat

Dairy Queen near Dickies Arena sold, closed after more than 50 years in business

A Dairy Queen across from the new Dickies Arena closed Saturday, and the site has been sold for development, the owner said.

Other Dairy Queen stores remain open, and employees were moved to other locations on Northside Drive and in Azle, longtime franchisee Bill Hall said.

“We had 32 great years owning and operating that DQ location,” Hall wrote by email. The restaurant, 2050 Montgomery St., has been open since 1968 selling Dilly Bars and cones.

“We are thankful for all our customers and team members for those years. The original plan was to build a new DQ on that site to mirror the image of the fantastic new Dickies Arena, but our lot was too small.

We sold the property to a great group that will make a very positive impact on Montgomery Street and Fort Worth.“

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 16 Texas Legislature sessions. First on the scene of a 1988 DFW Airport crash, he interviewed passengers running from the burning plane. He made his first appearance in the paper before he was born: He was sold for $600 in the adoption classifieds.