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Famous Dave's franchise owner Dave Von Rueden announced this week that a financing plan to open the barbecue joint might be in the works. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Cottage Grove Famous Dave's project uncertain as financing plan discussed

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Plans to complete the half-finished Famous Dave's at 8479 East Point Douglas Road may have been resurrected.

Early last week, Dave Von Rueden, franchise owner and lease holder for the Cottage Grove location, quietly announced via a restaurant voicemail message that the barbecue restaurant "will not be opening anytime soon," if at all.


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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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