Story by Maggie Ross • Photo courtesy of Philips’ Photographers of Lakeland

The Dairy Queen in Dixieland was iconic. A central point at one time in Lakeland, everyone in town where it was. Back then, ice cream was a treat, and your grandma would take you there when you brought home a good report card. It was the local hangout, the reference point in directions, and the pride of Dixieland.
Thirty-seven years later, this iconic point became the original location of Subs ‘n Such, another Lakeland favorite.