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 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 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 during the event, compliments of the Glarner family. The Corner Coffeehouse came from a desire to bring specialty coffees and other homemade food specialties for patients' families, staff and visitors of WCA. Joe and April Glarner are pleased to carry fresh, locally roasted coffees.
From left, 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 Farmers’ Market; Elizabeth DeRosa, WCA Hospital volunteer coordinator. The grand opening will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. during the event celebration.
The WCA Hospital Gift Shop located next to the restaurant will offer a 20 percent discount off all items in the Auxiliary Gift Shop during the Grand Opening event.
"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 homemade specialty foods."
The public will also enjoy a Farmers' Market at the opening. 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.
Open house attendees can enter a raffle to win a colossal gift basket, donated by the WCA Auxiliary.
Proceeds from the raffle 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 & Bistro, located at 54 W. Main St., Frewsburg. The restaurant is known for their homemade 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., the quaint restaurant also provides live entertainment for patrons' dining experience.
Reservations are encouraged by calling 569-3913.
For more information or questions about the open house, visit wcahospital.org or contact Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital Public Relations & 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.