Grand re-opening of Grand Café

Grand CaféGrand Café.Photo: commons.wikimedia.org

One of the most traditional restaurants, Grand Café,in Oslo, will reopen first coming  Monday. The refurbishment of the premises has cost approximately 30 million nok.

It was the Furset group  that took over the premises. They choose to remove some of the devotional mood of the 142 years old premises. Gone are the stiff, white table-cloths,says the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

– The threshold should be low for your first visit  and also for coustomers to come and dine here again. We want a vibrant place.

Noise is what creates a restaurant. The place should feel alive and pulsating, says proprietor Bjorn Tore Furset, to DN. He is aware that not all will be equally thrilled because of the facelift.

– One guy popped his head through  the door  the other day and said “happy to see you  have ruined  the Grand Café,” says Furset.

– We’re going to get much criticisms . But that’s okay. It reaffirms the people’s  enthusiasm for the place.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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