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And Thank You, Too…

When I heard that Crabtree & Evelyn — the go-to place for specialty soaps, body butters, that kinda stuff — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, my first thought was for Westport.

Some of the 126 Crabtree & Evelyn (pronounced “EVIL-in”) stores in 34 states will close.  Would ours survive, or will we soon see a gaping hole in that prime Brooks Corner corner?

I called the local number.  A perky voice asked how she could help.

“I’m Dan Woog.  I write a blog about Westport.  I heard about the bankruptcy, and was wondering if….”

“I can’t comment,” she said sharply.  “Thank you.”  And then — very thanklessly — she hung up.

I’ll start stockpiling body lotions, foot creams and mousses today.

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