After 6 decades, Nordic House bids goodbye forever

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Nordic House announced on its website that it will close permanently in January.

The marketplace located in Berkeley has been adored and became popular for its important Scandinavian goods and made-to-order deli sandwiches with sauerkraut, SFGATE reported.

Nordic House was founded by Peter Caroe in Oakland in 1962. His daughter, Pia Klausen, took over in 2000 and after a decade, it was transferred to its present location in San Pablo Avenue. The marketplace is most famous for its offerings that range from Norwegian chocolate bars, cookbooks, smoked Danish herring, jarred cloudberry preserves, meats, among others.

The permanent closure plans were first announced by the marketplace in February 2019.

At that time, Klausen told Berkeleyside that the permanent closure will rely on the building’s sale. “Unfortunately, our import laws are just too strict, which makes it impossible for a small store like ours to survive,” Klausen said.

Planning to get something from Nordic House for the holidays? It said they will have more opening hours on Tuesdays to Saturdays (9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and Sundays (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) until December 25. Nordic House will also accommodate online orders until December 17.