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Ben & Jerry's/ Dairy Queen open in the winter?

berbatov Feb 4, 2010 04:35 PM

I've been recruited to buy an ice cream cake and the preference is apparently Ben and Jerrys or Dairy Queen. But are any of the stores of either of these open during the winter? If anyone knows please let me know which ones!! Time is of the essence...
Thanks alot!

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    westaust Feb 4, 2010 07:07 PM

    B&J on McGill College is still open

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      everyonelovessushi Feb 4, 2010 06:36 PM

      DQ on Parc is definitely closed. B & J's near Concordia on de Maisonneuve is closed for renovations, normally it's open all winter I think.

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      1. re: everyonelovessushi
        Shattered Feb 5, 2010 03:42 PM

        DQ on Parc closes every late fall/ winter. B&J on McGill College is indoors and year-round.

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        reelection Feb 4, 2010 05:45 PM

        I remember going to the DQ on Parc I think last winter, and it was closed.

        1. carswell Feb 4, 2010 04:57 PM

          Failing B&J's or DQ, Havre aux Glaces at the Jean Talon Market usually has a selection of impressive ice cream cakes. Open till 8 p.m. on winter Thursdays and Fridays. 514 278-8696

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          1. re: carswell
            berbatov Feb 4, 2010 05:04 PM

            Thanks a million to both of you!
            I speak only from my knowledge that the B&J on Monkland and the DQ in Westmount are both closed.
            Thanks again

            1. re: carswell
              berbatov Feb 6, 2010 02:50 PM

              I ended up going to Havres aux Glaces and I got their 3 chocholate cake. It seemed to be a hit. The cake itself was beautiful, especially for an ice cream cake. Thanks very much for the rec.

            2. Andria Feb 4, 2010 04:56 PM

              Because time is of the essence here, I will answer without checking first. As far as I know, the Dairy Queen in Lachine used to stay open during the winter. Their number is 514-634-5064. As for Ben & Jerry's, I don't think they close at all for the winter their web site makes no mention.

              1. goodhealthgourmet Feb 4, 2010 04:49 PM

                there's this handy little gadget called a telephone ;)

                seriously though, just call the local shops & ask. the ones here in the States are all open year-round.


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                1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                  berbatov Feb 4, 2010 04:51 PM

                  The problem is that even if theyre open theyre likely closed at this time, and I need an idea before tomorrow morning since I'll be working all day.

                  1. re: berbatov
                    goodhealthgourmet Feb 4, 2010 05:04 PM

                    i think you've gotten some helpful info from the others who replied. but you might want to try calling anyway - if they are open for the season they may have a recording with their hours.

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