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The original Famous Dave’s plan included a 50- to 60-seat dining area, a drive-thru window and an outdoor smoker oven. (Bulletin file photo)

New tenant secured for Famous Dave's site in Cottage Grove

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More than a month after securing a new franchisee to take over the partially constructed Famous Dave’s location in Cottage Grove, the property owner has a new tenant.


City Administrator Ryan Schroeder said late last week that Shea Distributing has “been successful in finding a new tenant” and has plans to open in “a couple of months.” But it’s not clear it still will be the chain barbecue joint.

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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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