The long-shuttered Dairy Queen at 999 Howard St. in Evanston is scheduled to reopen Thursday as the Maxwell Style Grill.
Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, who's pushed for years to find a new use for the distinctive fast-food spot, says the owner, Amirislov Morovich, has confirmed to her that Thursday will be the big day.
The City Council approved a special use permit for the new use — with its distinctive "ketchup and mustard" color scheme — last September.
A look through the window at the menu board shows polish sandwiches, burgers and pork chops on the list along with onion sandwiches.
Also on offer — milk shakes and ice cream.
Like the old Dairy Queen, the new restaurant will have only a stand-up counter for customers to eat at inside, but it will have a picnic-table dining area outside.