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Famous "Tin Roof" Sundae returns to Potter


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton

Bridget Duncan samples her first "tin roof" sundae and the Potter Sundry, her and her husband made a special stop on their way to Oregon from North Platte, Nebraska, to try the sundae.

Locals and travelers alike can once again enjoy a famous "Tin Roof" Sundae, with the Potter Sundry again open for business.

Current renter and manager of the Sundry, Maida Gotfrey, has run the sundry three times since 2000.

Seeing the store sit empty and un-open, Gotfrey said she felt obligated to re-open its doors.

"The Sundry being open is a necessity to the community," Gotfrey said.

Built in 1916 as a drug store to facilitate the prescription needs of Potter's doctor, the Sundry's claim to fame was an ice cream sundae called a "Tin Roof." The sundae's creation is credited to Harold Dean...

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