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The Luden family wants to bring a favorite summer past time back to Cottage Grove for families to enjoy year-round. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Vintage ice cream, fudge shop on its way to Cottage Grove

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Drive-in movie theaters, car hops and roller rinks might be history, but one Cottage Grove family is hoping to resurrect a nostalgic pastime: the old-fashioned ice cream and fudge parlor.


Fred Luden Sr., and his son, Fred Luden, Jr., say they are just weeks away from opening Old Tyme Fudge & Ice Cream in the former Blink Bonnie location at 8800 East Point Douglas Road.

The Ludens long thought about opening a business together and earlier this year got serious.

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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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