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Marshawn Lynch Purchases Oakland Restaurant To Prevent It From Closing

by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Marshawn Lynch is a man of the people.

The Oakland Raiders running back loves everything Oakland, including certain restaurants that he frequented as a child and as an adult.

Cassie Nickelson, 79, is the owner of Scend’s Restaurant and Bar and she plans on hanging it up for good in August. To prevent the restaurant from closing down, Marshawn decided to purchase it and become the newest owner.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m in my 50s and sometimes the pain hits me like I’m 90,” Nickelson told KTVU. “I really hate to go, but I have to.” 

By late August, her beloved soul-food restaurant, will have a new owner, none other than ‘Beast Mode’ Marshawn Lynch. 

“I’m comfortable with him and I like him,” Nickelson said. 

It turns out the two have history with one another from when she was catering out of her Oakland apartment.

“When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger,” Nickelson said.”

Customers plan on flocking to the restaurant on Saturday to honor Nickelson for all she has done for the community.



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