After more than 22 years of ownership, Darlene Warra Bjornsgard and Dorothy Warra Smith will hand off their iconic downtown Astoria gift shop, Finn Ware, on Saturday.

The Finnish sisters have sold the business to Astoria native and fellow Finn Saara Matthews so they can retire.

Bjornsgard and Smith have long been a staple in Astoria's downtown business community and in annual celebrations of Scandinavian heritage.

Their store has distinguished itself with a unique line of hand-crafted products from Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

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