Our building at 1402 N. Main Street has been a part of the Rockford landscape since 1930. It has housed everything from grocery stores to cigarette bodegas, doctors' offices to optical centers. 

When we bought the building in 2015, it was in rough shape, The roof was collapsing, the windows were shattered, and the floors upstairs were covered in asbestos tiles and tar. The downstairs needed all new mechanicals and an aesthetic facelift.

A Kickstarter campaign was launched. In 2 months, the community raised more than $100,000. The building was slowly brought back to life. Asbestos was removed. A new roof was added. Windows, doors, and electrical systems were replaced. And the original hardwood floors were unearthed and refinished.  The upstairs became artist lofts, and the main floor became The Norwegian.

We wouldn’t be in business today without our community. To you, the wonderfully supportive people of Rockford, we say: 


Emily Hurd Christensen & Mark Christensen


7 days a week, 7am - 2pm

1402 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101