For over 3 decades, the only time the Sherwood Diner closed was Christmas. The door would be locked, the parking lot empty — and everyone remarked how weird that was to see.
Starting October 4, those days — well, those nights — are gone forever.
The diner will now be 24/7 on Fridays and Saturdays only. Weeknights, they’ll close between 1:30 and 6 a.m. On Sundays they’ll lock up at midnight.
Though the place still packs ’em in all weekend long — Staples students, Cedar Brook Cafe goers and everyone in between — late night/early morning weekdays have turned lifeless. Westporters’ choices for pre-dawn munchies now dwindle to a couple of gas station mini-marts — no comparison at all.
“It’s a sign of the times,” a Sherwood waitress said, referring not to the sign itself but to the cause.
She’s right. But is it a sign of the economy? Of a further deadening of Westport night life?