Campagna - the old Bedford Post, Bedford, NY
Has anyone heard anything about an opening date for this Michael White restaurant? I had heard May and I'm hoping it will be open for our anniversary on May 27. What have you heard?
Well, the "very good word" is wrong. Campagna is not opening at the Bedford Post Inn until late August, 2014. However an al fresco dining restaurant called the Grill is opening on a back patio at BPI on July 11 which is likely the reason for the confusion. See article at www.bedford.patch.com
I'm still surprised that the existing Campagna restaurant in Shrub Oak (Yorktown) hasn't sued them over the name. I wonder how many people looking for the new restaurant have found the old one instead? Although I guess if they're calling it "Campagna at the Bedford Post Inn", maybe they did realized their mistake. Or else they still wanted to be associated with the BPI name.
Sue over the name? That possibility was discussed in an article on the Patch Bedford site, posted on April 29, 2014. www.bedford.patch.com/groups/jerry-ei...
The article says:
"A name change before opening day again looms ahead, this time by the Altamarea Group, owner of the Farmhouse's replacement, called up to now "Campagna." The name will be changed to "Campagna at the Bedford Post Inn," a company spokesperson indicated on April 29, 2014. Campagna is Italian for Countryside.
The change avoids confusion with a restaurant called Campagna Pizzeria & Restaurant located in a small shopping center in Shrub Oak, about 14 miles away.
Contacted by Patch on April 29, Antoinetta Macera of Campagna Pizzeria & Restaurant said they were aware of the similarity of the names but doubted that legal action if taken would be successful. She is the sister of Campagna Pizzeria & Restaurant owner Freddy Fusco."