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JUST IN: Grand opening next week for new ice cream shop that revitalized vacant Dairy Queen

A new independent ice cream shop coming to a former Dayton Dairy Queen is gearing up to open next week.

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The founders of The Sweet Retreat at 2613 S. Smithville Road in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood are shooting for a potential grand opening on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and are planning a “soft opening” as early as this weekend to help train employees.

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The ice cream shop is the brainchild of Simon Wiley and Chris Tobias, who attended the same grade school and high school.

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The Sweet Retreat, a new ice cream shop in a former Dairy Queen space in Belmont slated to open summer 2018. (Source: The Sweet Retreat Facebook)

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The Sweet Retreat plans to offer more than two dozen soft serve flavors:

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The Sweet Retreat, a new ice cream shop in a former Dairy Queen space in Belmont slated to open summer 2018. (Source: The Sweet Retreat Facebook)
The Sweet Retreat, a new ice cream shop in a former Dairy Queen space in Belmont slated to open summer 2018. (Source: The Sweet Retreat Facebook)

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