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The city of Cottage Grove announced this week that there is a new leaseholder in the Famous Dave's project. The signing on of a new franchisee, Economic Development Director Danette Parr said, is a promising step in the completion of the building. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

New franchisee signs on to Famous Dave’s project

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Barbecue and cornbread might be back on the menu in Cottage Grove after a new franchisee emerged in the on-again, off-again Famous Dave’s project.


Economic Development Director Danette Parr said this week the new franchisee has signed a lease with Shea Distributing, the owner of the former Kentucky Fried Chicken property, and that the news is promising.

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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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