Just months after Conte’s moved into the Westport Inn, the restaurant — and the hotel’s controversial new paint scheme — may be in for another big change.
Ranger Properties, the Inn’s developer, is beginning the Planning and Zoning approval process to demolish the front portion of the property. “We need to modernize,” says Sheldon Stein, Ranger’s managing partner.
The firm “hopes to include” Conte’s, he adds — though the new restaurant would be smaller than the current one. Banquet and meeting facilities would be larger.
Undecided: Whether the entire inn would close during construction.
Stein hopes to begin renovation early next year. Timing depends on the approval process, and financing.
I forgot to ask the fate of that weird new paint.