Beatrice Inn Beset With Delays

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There go our summer plans. Photo: Carter: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images, Beatrice: Yun Cee Ng

If you've been waiting with anticipation for the "democratic" new Beatrice Inn, refreshing OpenTable daily to check on the status of reservations — well, bad news. The Observer has it that Graydon Carter's revamp is delayed: The block is still a construction zone, gas doesn't seem to be turned on yet, and a liquor license has not yet been secured. Of course, new Beatrice could be holding the hottest picnic parties in town, giving away booze for free, and we could simply all not be invited. [NYO]