This was a press release from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital:
The old Glover Café at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham will soon be new again. The much beloved café, frequented by hospital staff and many members of the community, will close its doors at its current location on Friday, January 25, to make way for the new Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion.
The Glover Café has been in its current location since 1967 and will move to the ground floor of the hospital.
“Everybody loves coming here,” said Lois Marks, an area Realtor who has been volunteering at the café for 33 years. “A good crowd of firefighters, police officers and people from area businesses come here; sometimes for more than one meal a day. It’s just a nice, warm place to be and everyone knows one another.”
Famous for its breakfast ‘muffinwich’ – an English muffin with ham or sausage and a lunchtime favorite, grilled cheese and tomato sandwich, the Glover Café has gone through some changes over the years. In 2006, The Hospital Aid Association provided funds to renovate the Café with interior design donated by The Wicker Lady of Needham.
The Glover Café, located in the Administration Building, is moving to make way for demolition of the entire building within the next two months. Groundbreaking for the new building, a collaboration between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham), is expected in the spring.