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After Eating Her Food as Kid, Lynch Purchasing Restaurant From 79-year-old

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    After Eating Her Food as Kid, Lynch Purchasing Restaurant From 79-year-old
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    After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

    Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered 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 to KTVU.

    Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

    "I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

    Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.