LINDSBORG — Lindsborg has lost one Swedish staple, but only for now.

The Swedish Crown restaurant, 121 N. Main St, Lindsborg, closed Feb. 4.

“We know its important to the town and we’d like to see it functioning again, but the future of the Crown is undetermined,” said the Applequist family, owners of the Crown, in a statement to the Sentinel. The family gave no comment in response to rumors about the business searching for new management.

The Crown has been a presence in Lindsborg for more than four decades. The menu highlighted traditional Swedish dishes and American favorites with a unique twist. Located in the back of the restaurant was the Vasa Club, established when the law required liquor be sold in private clubs. 

The Applequist family has owned the business since 2016. The space was recently renovated in 2017.

Those with gift cards to the Swedish Crown can use them at the Crown’s sister restaurant, the Renaissance Cafe.

The cafe is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 210 N. Center St. in Assaria. For more information, call 785-822-6750 or visit http://www.renaissancecafeassaria.com. Reservations are recommended and can be made easily online.