The store was closed on Tuesday to prep for the opening today. During that closure, local non-profits were invited into the old store to take housewares for their clients. The value was about $57,000!
I thought I would be late and miss the opening ceremony as I left home later than planned. Not only did I easily find parking, I still had several minutes to wait, even though my arrival was 10 minutes after the scheduled start! I lucked out.
While I waited, I sketched in the background of the area for the ceremony. There was no ribbon cutting. As is supposedly Swedish tradition, a log was sawed for good luck. I quickly added in the store manager and the mayor sawing the log as it barely took a minute!
Since I was there and the line of people waiting wasn't too long, I decided to take a look around. Everything seemed larger: the cafe, the warehouse, the number of carts. They even stock bicycles now!