Cocoon's sells to new owners

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 04:16 PM.

It was a bit lonely in the early days, however, said LaDow.

"I sat in a chair outside and caught up on my reading until someone stopped by," he said.

His adult children followed him down here and both now live nearby.

LaDow has many memories of owning and running Cocoon's, but the best is of being among the people here who have shaped and formed the community.

"I have sat on the board at Eden ," he recalls. "I remember me and Bad Byron (Chism) putting on a very successful barbecue event there and 8,000 people showing up. The customers who have come in ... we have served everyone from millionaires to construction workers, and everyone is happy to be here."

LaDow said he hopes the new owners will keep the deli open and all of his long-time customers will still be able to get his famous smoked tuna dip.

LaDow's last day of business as Cocoon’s founder and owner will be Sept. 15. The real estate closing and passing of the baton will be Sept 16. 



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