Graydon Carter's highly anticipated, long-delayed re-do of the Beatrice Inn has hit another snag. The Post hears that Paul Sevigny, the nightlife maven and DJ who owned and operated the legendary club in the same space under the same title, thinks that the name was not properly transferred over to the new team. Now Sevigny is holding out for a big payday from Carter and his partner Emil Varda, with some believing that the Beatrice brand could be worth as much as $500,000. Carter has been trying to settle things with the notoriously hard to reach Sevigny, but the restaurant may not be able to open until everything is settled.
As if that wasn't enough drama, there are also rumors that Graydon's son Spike Carter is having major issues with the Bea's chef Brian Nasworthy over the menu, with Spike thinking the kitchen isn't ready yet. Insiders played down that rumor, and insist that Spike is only a host and in charge of the restaurant's beer program, and has nothing to do with the kitchen. Who knew that there would be a serious beer program here?