New ice cream shop opening in former Dairy Queen to hold hiring event this weekend

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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The Sweet Retreat to replace DQ on Smithville Road in Belmont.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A new independent ice cream shop coming to a former Dayton Dairy Queen is gearing up for opening with a hiring event this weekend.

The Sweet Retreat plans to open in the next few weeks and will hold open interviews on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Interviews will take place first come, first served.

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The shop will offer employment opportunities in both back and front of the house as employees are needed for food operations and as cashiers.

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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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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 ice cream shop coming to 2613 S. Smithville Road in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood 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 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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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, 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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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 will replace the former Dairy Queen on Smithville Road in Belmont. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Credit: MARK FISHER/STAFF

The Sweet Retreat will replace the former Dairy Queen on Smithville Road in Belmont. MARK FISHER/STAFF
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The Sweet Retreat will replace the former Dairy Queen on Smithville Road in Belmont. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Credit: MARK FISHER/STAFF

Credit: MARK FISHER/STAFF

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