Today was the official grand opening. We had seen an article in the paper saying the open house would be from 4-6 pm, but then we got a special VIP invitation in the mail, inviting us to attend the VIP open house from 12:30-2. When woodworker was in the hospital, a neighbor came to visit him, then ended up a week later getting a stent of his own, so we all went to the open house together today. They showed us a couple of little videos and had a few speakers before officially cutting the ribbon.
We noticed the invitation included a luncheon, so we had fun debating about what food it might include since the new doctor, an 'interventional cardiologist', is an ardent vegan who desires all his patients to also become vegan. We wondered what impact he might have on the luncheon menu. He seemed mostly pleased with it. There were no bacon wrapped hamburgers in sight. Lunch included veggie trays, fruit trays, bread with artichoke dip, tiny chicken and ham salad sandwiches and shrimp. I guess it came close to his standards. We sat down to eat with doctors, hospital big wigs, donors, community movers and shakers and heart patients. Lovely as it was, I do not recommend it as a way to get a 'free' lunch.