Huntingburg Restaurant Donating Percentage Of Sales Today To Now-Closed Fellow Eatery

On Tuesday, June 30th we will be doing a Spud Day to help toward the effort of Old School Cafe being able to re-open…

Posted by Spudz N Stuff Huntingburg on Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Grand Opening of the Old School Cafe in 2009. Photo: Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce
The Grand Opening of the Old School Cafe in 2009.
Photo: Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce
HUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – A local restaurant says it will be helping a fellow Huntingburg eatery today. Spudz ‘N Stuff, at 501 North Washington Street, is owned by David Tucker. The restaurant will host a “Spud Day” to raise money for Old School Cafe. According to its Facebook page, Spudz ‘N Stuff says mention Old School with any dine-in or carry-out order today and the restaurant will donate 15% of the sale to Old School Cafe.

Spudz ‘N Stuff is open today from 10:30am to 8:30pm.

Old School Cafe, located at 304 East 4th Street, was recently closed by order of the state for not paying state sales taxes. It’s owned by Bob and Sandy Ahlemeier.

According to Old School Cafe’s Facebook page, “We have been accused of not paying our sales tax as agreed upon.”

The Facebook post goes on to say, “When we presented them (the state) with the evidence, instead of admitting their over site and reverse their decision, they decided to make an example out of us.”

The Ahlmeiers, in their Facebook post, say they are posting this information “because of all the inquiries (about the cafe’s closing) and to avoid any rumors.”

The post also thanks “the Dubois County Bombers, Overtime and Spudz and Stuff for helping us through these difficult times and also thanks to all the anonymous donors which will be used to help pay legal fees. God bless.”

Old School Cafe has been the lead concession vendor at Bombers games at League Stadium. The Overtime, another Huntingburg establishment, has taken over the concessions.