Joe and April Glarner and the WCA Family will host a Grand Opening of The Corner Coffeehouse, a locally operated cafe, located at WCA Hospital on Wednesday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Opening festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the opening of the new restaurant at 1 p.m. in the front entrance of the restaurant.
The event is free and open to the public. The Corner Coffeehouse is conveniently located just inside the Main Lobby of WCA Hospital, 207 Foote Ave. Event parking is available in the Visitor's Parking Lot adjacent from the hospital. Live jazz music will be provided by Steve Davis, pianist, and Stan Barton, violinist, during the event.
All attendees will enjoy a free cup of fresh roasted coffee, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the event, compliments of the Glarner family.
Pictured, from left, are: Jana Anderson-O’Camb, WCA Hospital senior human resources director; Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health and Wellness director, coordinator of the event Farmer’s Market; April Glarner, co-operator of The Corner Coffeehouse; Joseph Glarner, co-operator of The Corner Coffeehouse; Christina Reynolds, director of Hospitality Services at WCA and coordinator of the event’s Farmer’s Market; and Elizabeth DeRosa, WCA Hospital volunteer coordinator.
The Corner Coffeehouse came from a desire to bring specialty coffees and other home made food specialties for patients' families, staff, and visitors of WCA. Joe and April are pleased to carry freshly roasted coffees, roasted locally by the Glarners.
The WCA Hospital Gift Shop located next to the restaurant will offer a 20 percent discount of all items in the Auxiliary Gift Shop during the Grand Opening event. Open house attendees can enter a drawing to win a colossal Gift Basket, donated by the W.C.A. Auxiliary.
"We roast our coffee daily from only the finest Arabica beans imported from around the world," said Joe Glarner, who operates the Coffeehouse. "We buy, roast, and serve the finest coffees available. Our attention to detail and roasting process results in distinctive coffees for the freshest taste you can imagine. We are very excited to join the WCA Family in offering visitors and staff a cozy place to relax and get a bite to eat. We encourage the public to stop by during our grand opening and sample a free cup of coffee and order from our full menu of home-made specialty foods."
The public will also enjoy a Farmer's Market at the opening. The Market items include oranges, Granny Smith apples, watermelon, cantaloupe, pears, pineapple, strawberries, fresh fruit cups, yogurt parfaits, radishes, scallions, asparagus, snap peas, snow peas, orange peppers, green peppers, yams, red potatoes, carrots, squash, fresh herbs and breads, lettuce, hummus and more fresh fruit and vegetables choices.
The WCA wellness and nutritional staff will provide recipes and helpful tips on growing herb and outdoor vegetable gardens.
Proceeds from the drawing will support the Auxiliary's five-year pledge to support WCA's capital campaign. The Auxiliary has surpassed its $176,000 goal to support the construction and equipping of WCA Hospital's new Emergency Department.
The new Coffeehouse offers a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to locally roasted coffee, the Glarners' offer a variety of pastries, desserts, soups, sandwiches and breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Free wireless internet service is available for patrons of the coffeehouse. The restaurant is open to the public Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In addition to operating the cafe located at WCA, Joseph and April own and operate the The Corner Coffeehouse & Bristro, located at 54 W. Main St., Frewsburg.
The restaurant is legendary for their home-made pastas and gourmet coffees. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the quaint restaurant provide live entertainment for patrons' dining experience. Reservations are encouraged by calling 569-3913.
For more information or questions about the Open House visit www.wcahospital.org or contact Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital public relations and marketing at 664-8614. Volunteer opportunities are available in the hospital's Gift Shop. To schedule an appointment to volunteer in the gift shop or other areas of the hospital, contact Elizabeth DeRosa, hospital volunteer coordinator, at 664-8224.