That's the case for the Dairy Queen at 2613 S. Smithville Road in Dayton's Belmont neighborhood, where hand-lettered signs on the doors say simply, "Closed — out of business." Its absence became a hot topic on Facebook over the Memorial Day weekend starting Saturday May 27, that began with the lament of nearby resident and former customer, Shelly Hulce, who posted on her page, "Our beloved Belmont DQ is closed."
That prompted a flurry of responses, including, “What? This is very bad news!!” and “That’s sad! I go past there often but didn’t notice. I haven’t been there in years, so I’m probably part of the problem.”