In the summer of 1978, Denis Lucarelli took a leap of faith in leaving his family owned business, Roseland Apizza of Derby Connecticut, to follow his own dreams of opening a hotdog stand in Southbury Connecticut. On July 1 1978, those dreams became a reality and Dennis opened the then-named Cedar Hollow Shack & Dairy. In the 1980’s, Denis changed the name to “Denmo’s Famous Snack & Dairy”. This was a proud nickname his italian speaking grandparents and parents gave him. Denmo married Marilyn (Culmo) in September of 1981 and had a baby girl, Chloe, in 1990.In the beginning, Cedar Hollow was known solely for their split and charred famous hummels hot dogs, a local favorite made in nearby New Haven, CT, but as time went on, Denmo and Mariyln created a homemade chili recipe and expanded their menu. Click here to ready the full story!

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