The sale was finalized Wednesday, said
Rylander, 88, whose family has had an interest in the property since 1930, felt "a little wistful" about the sale. Rylander grew up working at the restaurant owned and operated by his father,
Originally a frame building on pilings, Myhre's was added to over the years.
"It kind of grew like topsy," Rylander said.
The Myhres and Rylanders were Scandinavian. Most of the employees and many customers in the early days spoke Norwegian and Swedish as their first language. Myhre's Sunday smorgasbord was the talk of the town.
The original building was leveled by a fire in 1963. Myhre's was rebuilt with a cafÉ, bar and card room downstairs, and the elegant
Rylander took over management of the restaurant in 1959. Samdapour has agreed to place a plaque on the building commemorating the two families.
Rylander sold Myhre's to a
Rylander repossessed the building in January. Lora and Oliver owed him
"It's been a long run," Rylander said. "It's time to sit back."
Samadpour was unavailable for comment according to
Petro said a microbrewery, an Irish pub or other restaurant leased in the building are possibilities.
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