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Tag Archives: Amis Trattoria
The glass-half-full crowd loves Bedford Square: Its retro-yet-fresh look. Its new tenants, including retail, restaurants and residential. Its re-imagining of the entire downtown.
The glass-half-empty folks moan: But there’s no parking!
Wrong. There’s plenty of parking. There’s the Baldwin lot, Taylor Place and Parker Harding.
And — even closer — there’s a garage with up to 120 spaces. In fact, it’s so close it’s right underneath Bedford Square. The entrance is on Elm Street, next to Villa del Sol restaurant.
Some spots are reserved for residents and senior employees. But the rest are open to the public.
Right now there’s a valet system, with a drop-off on Church Lane near Amis Trattoria. A 2nd drop-off may be added on Elm Street.
Valet parking is still a work in progress. Developers and Anthropologie are figuring out the best way to use the garage.
But to all the nay-sayers: There are lots more parking spots than you realize.
Now find something else to bitch about.
PS: Meanwhile, Westporters who did not go to the beach this afternoon found a new spot to hang out: the Bedford Square plaza. Here’s the scene, a couple of hours ago:
Guests of Anthropologie and Amis restaurant enjoyed a sneak preview tonight of the new Bedford Square.
I’m not in the market for a wedding gown — or most of the rest of what Anthropologie sells. But plenty of folks will be. Judging by the creative and stylish way they’ve repurposed the old YMCA, the 40,000-square foot store will do exactly what an anchor tenant should: draw plenty of shoppers to the entire complex.
And based on what I’ve seen and tasted of Amis, it too will be an instant hit. It takes full advantage of its Church Lane/Post Road/interior alley location — it is a true “trattoria.”
We’ve endured noise, dirt, dust and disruption for 2 years. Now the fun begins!