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Mike Spitzack, the restaurant's general manager, cut the ribbon Monday, Jan. 13 at Famous Dave's alongside Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey, left, and franchisees Pat and Tim Buffman. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Rib-bon cutting ushers in Cottage Grove Famous Dave’s


"Famous Dave’s in Cottage Grove is finally open for business," Mayor Myron Bailey told the crowd of roughly 40 people that attended Monday’s ribbon cutting for the barbecue franchise.

The opening comes after more than a year of uncertainty which left the project stalled numerous times. Current owners and longtime Famous Dave's franchisees Pat and Tim Buffman took over the project in November.

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