By Christian Avard
WOODSTOCK — Bentleys Restaurant of Woodstock is “never changing but always something new.” At least that’s what the new owners are saying on the restaurant’s website.
John Ruggieri and Maria Freddura of Boston were all smiles on Tuesday after they obtained state approval to reopen the popular Elm Street restaurant.
According to Ruggieri, dinner, drinks and entertainment will be served starting Thursday and they are proud to be reopening an important Woodstock Village landmark.
“We were in hyper drive the last couple of weeks,” Ruggieri said.
“Vermont authorities were helpful, the health department and liquor control were responsive and they got us back open as quickly as they could. We all did it at great neck speed.”
Ruggieri and Freddura are restoring Bentleys to its original splendor, they said. They furnished the restaurant with Woodstock artifacts and antiquities, made improvements to the kitchen and will bring back the old menu with specials on a rotating basis.
“We’re not going to change what people expect at Bentleys. There will be live entertainment, dancing after dark and Bentleys classic menu items.”
For the complete story, see Thursday’s Rutland Herald.