Bay Ridge’s Norwegian specialty shop to close
Nordic Delicacies was open for nearly 30 years
One of the last links to Bay Ridge’s Norwegian-American past will soon be no more.
Nordic Delicacies, a Third Avenue shop specializing in homemade Scandinavian dishes and imported goods, is closing its doors on Jan. 31, owner Arlene Bakke Rutuelo has confirmed.
“All good things have to end sometime and this is the right time,” Bakke Rutuelo told the Brooklyn Eagle.
Located at 6909 Third Ave., Nordic Delicacies opened nearly 30 years ago. The shop is a throwback to the era when Bay Ridge was home to tens of thousands of Norwegian-Americans. Shoppers can satisfy their taste buds with dishes such as fiskepudding (pudding with fish cakes), potato dumplings, meat cakes and kransekaker (almond cake), all of them homemade by Bakke Rutuelo and her mother, Helena Bakke.