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Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats opens

PRINCETON — Jason and Jenny Judd of Hennepin are the new owners of a longtime Princeton business that also has a new name.

The Judds recently purchased Tastee Freez on West Peru Street from Gerald and Pam Miller and renamed it Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats.

“We started this business in a trailer,” said Jenny Judd. “We went to fairs and festivals for the last three years. We came to Princeton for the Bureau County Fair and to Mendota for the Tri-County Fair. We went all over.”

Jenny, who worked at a Hennepin restaurant for two years before going around in their food trailer, said, “We always wanted a place to call home for our business. This has been a staple in Princeton and we thought what a better place to start our business than here.”

The Judds still serve the restaurant’s famous barbecues plus shakes, etc. “We have the same kind of ice cream with different names on the menu,” she said.

The first day of business for Grandma Rosie’s was May 6 with a grand opening planned for Saturday.

The hours the business will be open are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursday and from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Grandma Rosie’s has a Facebook page. It can be reached at 815-915-6634.

Jenny Judd credited Jason’s cousin, Frankie Boggio, with helping them get the doors open at Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats.

“We couldn’t have done anything without him,” she said. “He was a big part.”

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