LIBN: Dairy Queen coming to East Northport
A new Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Restaurant is coming to East Northport.
Dairy Queen franchisee Laura Maier, who already has DQ locations in Huntington, Levittown and Massapequa, plans to open her fourth at 4005 Jericho Turnpike in East Northport.
Once all approvals and permits are in place, construction on the new 3,500-square-foot East Northport Dairy Queen will likely begin this summer, with an expected opening in October. The new restaurant will have 95 seats and a covered patio that will seat 20 people.
“We’re excited to be opening in East Northport,” Maier told LIBN. “We’ve received a lot of support from the community and we’re looking forward to the opening.”
Maier said she is seeking additional Long Island sites for more DQ restaurants.Charles Navarro of Breslin Realty brokered the ground lease for the Dairy Queen that will be located on the front 1-acre portion of the deep 4-acre parcel owned by Kimco Realty. Breslin Realty has arranged leases for all of Maier’s Long Island DQ stores, as well as one in Medford planned by another franchisee.
The Dairy Queen chain has more than 6,700 locations in the U.S., Canada and 20 other countries.