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Laurie Levine said business at her Yo-Joe’s shops in Cottage Grove and River Falls, Wis., started well but slowed down. “We just aren’t making it,” she said in announcing that she’s closing both locations. (Bulletin file photo)

Cottage Grove Yo-Joe’s to close at end of December

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The fro-yo craze that heated up Cottage Grove last year might be losing its cool.

Yo-Joe’s Frozen Yogurt and Coffee Shoppe owner and co-founder Laurie Levine announced Monday the closing of both the Cottage Grove and River Falls locations, citing the inability to financially break even.


“We just aren’t making it,” Levine said in an interview. “We just aren’t getting the customers in the door. The ones we do have are amazing but it just isn’t enough.”

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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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