Today was the "Grand Opening" of the new London Drugs on Broadway (inside The Vine). I’m not sure why I was expecting more, but wow, was there a real lack of Grand. Other than a balloon making clown and some managerial looking types handing out flyers, there was absolutely nothing to mark the opening of this big new store. No music. No drinks. No cake.
I guess the "grand" only referred to the sale. Apparently there was a line-up in the morning before the store opened and when I was there at around 10.30am (naively thinking that there might be some fun to be had) the place was absolutely packed with people loading up their shopping carts. The whole place just looked and felt joyless. Oh well.
At the end of the day this is of course what they are all about; offering a wide array of products at very affordable prices. And that in itself makes people joyous I guess. But a piece of cake would have been nice.