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After more than a year since it was supposed to open, the on-again, off-again Famous Dave’s project is slated for completion in early January. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Cottage Grove Famous Dave’s sets January opening

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Barbecue will soon be cooking in Cottage Grove.

The perpetually stalled Famous Dave’s project, which began more than a year ago, ramped up construction last month and is planning a Jan. 13 opening.


Pat and Tim Buffman, franchisees for the chain barbecue restaurant for the last decade, signed on in November to complete the project which was shut down in April after a former franchisee encountered financing problems.

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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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