One of Ballard’s longest-running businesses and a cultural staple of the neighborhood, Olsen’s Scandinavian Foods could close soon. The store told us “there’s a good possibility” that it could join the growing line of empty stores on Market St., but “we’re really unsure right now.”
You may remember last summer, owners Reidun and Anita Endresen said Olsen’s was dangerously close to closing while trying to help a potential buyer secure financing. Today the store denies a report that a final decision has been made, and the owners promise to make an official announcement to their customers and community if it becomes a reality. Which means there’s no better time to stop by, pick up some Lutefisk and show your support!