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New BBQ shack opens in DL

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No, contrary to what people in the lakes area have been hearing for the past few months, there won't be a Dickey's Barbecue Pit franchise in Detroit Lakes -- but as of this past Thursday, BJ's Barbecue Shack is open and ready for business.


Owners Brent and Jodi Blake parted ways with Dickey's earlier this month, and opted to start their own restaurant and bar without the benefit of the Dickey's name being attached to it.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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