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The sign for the former Cottage View Drive-In along Highway 61 must be removed this spring due to construction along East Point Douglas Road. It's not clear where the sign is headed, though the city of Cottage Grove is interested in it. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Cottage View Drive-In sign's got to go

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The future of the Cottage View Drive-In's classic roadside sign is unknown, but one thing is certain: it has to come down.

The red and white vintage marquee sign with neon lighting along Highway 61 in Cottage Grove needs to be relocated in the coming months to accommodate road construction and construction of a Walmart store on a portion of the now-closed drive-in property.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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