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Spudnuts closes after close to 50 years
Spudnuts 2008
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Credit: Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow
Spudnuts in Charlottesville - August 2008
C-VILLE Weekly Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7 a.m.

For years, Mike Fitzgerald has arrived at the Spudnut Shop at 309 Avon St. between 1 and 1:30am to get started on the day ahead. He’ll have a cup of coffee, check on the equipment and begin to make the first batch of potato flour donuts—he’ll mix the dough and let it rise, then roll it out, cut the donuts and fry them before glazing. If everything goes smoothly, it takes about three hours to make a single batch.

By the time Spudnuts opens at 6am, the first batch of donuts is ready and warm, and Mike’s wife, Lori, is at the counter, ready to nestle donuts into boxes for large orders, or to serve regulars their usual glazed donut—“the king of ’em all,” Lori says—and a cup of coffee.

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