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Our View: Chance to celebrate Gordy is welcomed

 

September 17, 2021



We applaud the family of the late Gordy Lundquist for inviting everyone to an ice cream social Sunday to celebrate the life of the legendary patriarch and founder of the famous drive-in that bears his name.

When Gordy and his wife, Marilyn, started Gordy’s Hi-Hat restaurant in 1960, no one thought their summer-only, drive-in burger joint would put Cloquet on the map, but it did. Even after fast food chain restaurants suffocated most old-fashioned drive-ins, Gordy’s not only survived but thrived, attracting customers from near and far. A simple glance at the dealer logos on the cars in t...



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