Eater recently provided a sneak peak into the remodeled Forum, the last business still closed by the Marathon bombing of April 15. Last night, the restaurant held a public ribbon cutting ceremony attended by dignitaries such as Mayor Tom Menino on its patio, while those who were present four months prior gathered inside for a private event. While many guests still were using crutches or had other permanent physical scars from that day, the air had the same nervous, excited, and jovial vibe of any restaurant opening.
Public dinner service resumes tonight.
- Police clear the crowd (including Big Bird?) so Mayor Menino may make his address. "This one's a special one," he would later say.
- Forum general manager Chris Loper introduces the dignitaries who will speak to those gathered to mark the occasion.
- Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis praises Forum's employees for their help in the investigation after the bombing. A security camera outside the restaurant proved crucial in identifying the bombers.
- City Counselor Michael Ross, whose district includes Forum
- Mayor Menino and other dignitaries cut the "Forum Pride" ribbon, officially marking the reopening of the last business closed by the Marathon attack.
- Former Patriot Joe Andruzzi hold courts on Forum's patio. Andruzzi was holding a fundraiser for his foundation at Forum when the bombs went off. All those present on April 15 were invited to the restaurant's private reopening.
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