Grand Junction's favorite ice cream shop, Graff Dairy, is set to reopen and we can't be more excited.

It's been almost a year, but it feels much longer than that for Grand Junction residents who want ice cream.

Closing it's doors last year, Graff Dairy left ice cream lovers on the Western Slope longing for their favorite summertime treat. Channel 11 News reporting that they're shooting for an early fall opening.

There was some talk earlier this year that new management would open the doors during the remodeling this summer, but Joseph Conditt told KKCO that they will wait to reopen until all the work has been completed. If all goes well, Conditt says the doors will open on September 24th.

Graff Dairy opened in 1964 by William Graff and over time has become a Grand Junction area landmark and a definite must-stop for us and also a well-known destination for travelers passing through or visiting the area.

What can we expect when the doors open back up?

Graff Dairy will stick to a lot of the classic ice cream flavors, but expect some new twists as well. Along with some new tastes, will be a new morning menu, public restroom, fair trade coffee and expanded retail space to go along with an updated look. In addition, outdoor seating, picnic area and a grass field available for parties and events.