Ice cream, shakes, malts, candied apples, chocolate dipped strawberries and marshmallows are just a few of the many items that will be available with the two new franchised concepts coming to Dodge City. Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will be locating at 2019 Central Avenue in the Quick Pick #2 Convenience Store. The building will also continue to offer a limited variety of convenience store items such as pop, tobacco products and lottery as well as fuel service. Owner, Nageeb Alhaj, is bringing both franchises to the community. Dean Perkins, with D & S Exterior Works of Dodge City is the contractor on the project. “We are working on changing up the interior of the building including new flooring, wall covering and also new signage. We anticipate that the remodeling and installation of equipment will be complete in two to three months, so we are planning on a fall opening” stated Dean. The nearest Cold Stone Creamery is located in Wichita and there are similar combined locations of Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory locations in Kansas City and Lawrence. “We are pleased to see the investors commitment to bringing these franchises to Dodge City and look forward to their opening in the next couple months” commented Joann Knight, Executive Director of the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation.