Ballard Bids Its Roots Adieu

Nine years ago, SW ran a cover story forecasting the demise of "Scandimania" in about-to-pop Ballard. But we never thought it'd get so bleak for the Norse-heads that Olsen's would close its doors. Tip out a goblet of mead and eat a freshly-killed calf without silverware tonight in their memory; at least the Nordic Heritage Museum is still rockin' the shit. In other Ballard news, the Portage Bay Cafe is about to open its third outpost there, as is a natural foods purveyor.

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