Decatur Dairy Queen signs new lease, could return in 2016

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 12, 2015
Nadera Momin, a member of the family that owns the Decatur Dairy Queen, talks to long time customer Colline Broom on Feb. 17. Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt

Nadera Momin, a member of the family that owns the Decatur Dairy Queen, talks to long time customer Colline Broom on Feb. 17. Photo by: Dan Whisenhunt

The company behind a mixed use development on East Trinity Place has confirmed that Dairy Queen has signed a lease to reopen in that location.

The Arlo development, formerly known as Trinity Triangle, officially began construction in September, following a dispute with DeKalb County over sewer fees that delayed the project.

Kent Collins with Centro Development told Decaturish that the company has signed the lease with the Momin family. The Momins ran the Dairy Queen on the East Trinity Place for 30 years until they were forced to close in 2014 to make way for the Arlo project, which will include about 210 apartments.

“The Dairy Queen will be able to begin tenant finish out of its space in January or early February 2016 when the building is granted a temporary certificate of occupancy depending upon inspections, weather, etc,” Collins said via email. “I do not have a schedule for the design and permitting of the Dairy Queen leased premises. That is wholly in control of the tenant, therefore I don’t know when the Dairy Queen will re-open.”

Decatur Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne, who focuses on community development and economic development, said the lease was signed sometime within the last month.

“I do know that the developer was very generous in order to make this deal work,” Menne said.

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