NFL's Marshawn Lynch Saves A Popular Restaurant From Closing By Purchasing It From 79 Year Old Cassie Nickelson.

FOX 2 KTVU reports that Lynch has agreed to take over the operation of Scend’s Restaurant and Bar, a popular soul food restaurant that’s been in business since 1967. Current owner and operator Cassie Nickelson, who will turn 80 in August, is retiring. And Nickelson couldn’t be happier with Lynch buying her beloved business.
“I’m comfortable with him and I like him,” Nickelson said of Lynch, via a KTVU report.
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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.
She’s turning over her liquor and building next month. The menu might stay the same, but there might be some changes in store.

Between acts like this one, among others, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that Lynch’s jersey is a top-seller in Oakland, not to mention all along the West Coast and beyond.
Suffice to say, Lynch’s homecoming has been a great story, both on and off the field. 

It is great to see athletes stepping up and helping out the community.