Yes, it’s true, the Dairy Queen off Piedras will be closing for good on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

“It is with great sadness that we have made the difficult decision to close the store at 4001 N. Piedras.  This store has been in our family since the 1970s and we have watched several generations enjoy our treats and eats.  Before we close at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, we hope you will stop by to enjoy one more meal or special treat with us. Thank you for allowing us to serve your family and we hope you will continue to patron our other location at 9332 McCombs.


The Dairy Queen off of Piedras was honestly the location I would visit after the Sunland Park location was taken down years ago. Growing up, Dairy Queen was the sweet spot to hit up for our sundae and blizzard fix. With this location gone, it leaves us folks who live in the downtown and UTEP area to visit the Paisano and Transmountain Dairy Queen locations instead.

Not sure how residents who live nearby fell about no longer being able to walk over and grab an Oreo blizzard, but if I were them, I’d stop by every day this week through Sunday before they close their doors for good.

  • Dairy Queen
  • 4001 N. Piedras
  • Last day open: Sunday, October 25, 2020


According to Dairy Queen, an increase in rent resulted in having to close saying on Facebook:
“We would like to thank all of you for the outpouring of love on the closing of the Piedras Dairy Queen. One question that has been asked from many of you is why we are closing. Closing this location was not what we wanted to do, but the three rent increases this year for the building, created a barrier too great to overcome in this current economic climate. We had hope we could negotiate a mutually agreeable lease but that was not the case. All our employees will be relocating to our other store. Again, thank you for being a part of our story and although things are changing, we have a bright future. We invite you to visit us at
9332 McCombs.”


According to Wikipedia, there are over 6,400 Dairy Queen stores in 27 countries, including more than 1,400 locations outside the United States and Canada, with the largest Dairy Queen located in Bloomington, Illinois.


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