04/05/12 - 8:21am
When Cameron Grothe bit into his Dairy Queen chocolate-dipped vanilla ice cream cone Wednesday, his face lit up like he was reunited with an old friend.
“I definitely remember this,” Grothe, 18, said. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time — it’s really good.”
The cone was the first one served up during the official grand reopening of the Soldotna Dairy Queen Wednesday. The eatery, and neighboring Alaska Fudge and Gifts were destroyed by a fire in June. Wednesday also marked the opening of Gifts and Gadgets, which replaced the fudge shop.