In The News: A Los Angeles Scandinavian Staple Needs HelpJuly 26, 2019
Olsons Scandinavian Delicatessen, a restaurant that has been dishing up Scandinavian foods for more than 70 years, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to stay in business. The current owner tells the Los Angeles Times, “I really haven’t made any money off of this place in six years. I can’t afford to keep supporting it like I’ve been. Rent is too high. Labor is too high. Everything is expensive.”
We spoke to Swedish immigrant and Olsons owner Christian Kneedler a few years back about his experience taking over and expanding the café.
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