Benny’s the Market May Have to Change Its Name
Last week we told you about the new grocery store in Rhode Island using the Benny's name and logo. Now, it seems it may not be able to do that.
Benny's the grocery store may be over before it began.
Last week, people had started to notice signs for a new market in Richmond, Rhode Island going by Benny's and using the iconic red logo and lettering the discount store had used for years.
Now it seems everything with that logo is gone.
According to ABC6 News, the market was served a cease-and-desist order over brand infringement for allegedly using Benny's logo without permission.
The market had posted on its Facebook page that the logo and name were being used because the market's owners missed Benny's and wanted to pay homage to the former business.
But the former owners of the original Benny's aren't letting them use their logo just for nostalgia's sake.
They have ordered the grocery store to stop using the logo that they never allowed to be used in the first place.
I'm guessing the market plans to abide by the cease-and-desist, since its Facebook page and all of its postings are now gone.
What the store that was set to open in April will now be called is anyone's guess. But if any new information pops up, we'll let you know.