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buffetbuster

Dale's Donut Factory/St. Joseph, MI closed Mon, 08/23/10 3:43 PM (permalink)
Driving around western Michigan this weekend, I was disappointed to find this

when we pulled up outside Dale's Donut Factory in St. Joseph.  Dale's appeared in the earlier Stern's book, Eat Your Way Across the U.S.A.  I stopped here previously in 2006 and really liked everything that was tried, especially the tiger tails.  Really nice people, too.  The owner chatted with me for a while and even volunteered to take a photo of me in front of the place.  Sorry to see it go.
 
I did find this article in the local paper about why it closed:
 
http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4282364
 
No comment yet, from wanderingjew.
 
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    Mamie

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    Re:Dale's Donut Factory/St. Joseph, MI closed Tue, 08/24/10 5:00 PM (permalink)
    Krispy Kreme was always big around here.  I can remember selling donuts on Sat mornings when I was in school for $.50/box and it was so cold you could hardly make change.  Now donuts are $.75/pc.   I don't think they sell nearly as many donuts as they did because they are so much higher, but I still treat myself to a lemon filled donut from time to time
     
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      ajp1111

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      Re:Dale's Donut Factory/St. Joseph, MI closed Tue, 08/24/10 5:39 PM (permalink)
      Tragic. I used to have a place in Union Pier and we would run up Red Arrow for a dozen all the time. These were some great donuts.
       
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        wanderingjew

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        Re:Dale's Donut Factory/St. Joseph, MI closed Fri, 08/27/10 8:42 AM (permalink)
        buffetbuster


        Driving around western Michigan this weekend, I was disappointed to find this

        when we pulled up outside Dale's Donut Factory in St. Joseph.  Dale's appeared in the earlier Stern's book, Eat Your Way Across the U.S.A.  I stopped here previously in 2006 and really liked everything that was tried, especially the tiger tails.  Really nice people, too.  The owner chatted with me for a while and even volunteered to take a photo of me in front of the place.  Sorry to see it go.
         
        I did find this article in the local paper about why it closed:
         
        http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4282364
         
        No comment yet, from wanderingjew.


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        I told you- I'm on vacation! (although in this particular case it looks like it may be a long vacation....)
         
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