Kuehn, known to her faithful customers as "the Cookie Lady," passed away in June, leaving the future of her shop in doubt, but McLean stepped in and is now offering a variety of cookie flavors through the same honor-system payment method that her aunt started years ago. Bags of chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, "space chip" and more are set out on the counter for customers to take; just drop two dollars in the jar and grab a bag of three cookies.
You can pick up cookies between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the shop located below street level on the plaza. The address is 303 16th Street, but the smell of cookies will be a better guide than any smartphone or GPS system. McLean will hold a grand opening on October 19, when she'll also roll out coffee and monthly specials on other baked goods, also on the honor system.