To the ever-growing Westport retail graveyard, add Knoyzz.
Despite its gangsta-sounding name, the Post Road store catered to women and teenage girls. Coupled with the recent closing of Totally Kool, teens and tweens have lost two of their favorite haunts.
If things keep going this way, years from now women may tell their own daughters: “Times were so tough, in our entire town there was no place left to shop.”
Amid the economic reverberations heard through Westport, the Knoyzz teen apparel shop at 147 Post Road East, across the street from the main Post Office, closed it doors to business on February 20. The Westport-based chain was one of six stores, all of which are now closed according to the owner, Richard Moskowitz of Westport. The other locations were in Greenwich, New Canaan, Glastonbury, Rye Brook and Mt. Kisco. “We’re moving onto the next chapter in our lives” he said. “This economy is not helping anyone”.