Sherwood Diner To Close

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?

Or both?

Sherwood Diner

8 responses to “Sherwood Diner To Close

  1. Misleading headline. It should something like “Sherwood Diner will no longer be open 24/7” or “Sherwood Diner announces new hours”.

    Your headline is sensational, perhaps your intent, and gives the impression that they are going out of business, which none of us would want.

  2. Thank you, Richard. We lived there for 40 years, moved away 5 years ago, and I STILL went into a panic when I saw the headline — I’m sure it was inadvertent!

  3. The headline is dynamic.

  4. Hey the headline was read, the article was clear and there was a response , doesn’t happen with most posts
    Good job coach !

  5. Brilliant Headline. Terrible story!! But still, Brilliant headline. Probably doubled your readshership, at least.

  6. Nothin’ wrong with a good old fashioned NY Post joke.

  7. rosi jackson

    Why not some other diner. Sherwood has great service delitious food and their friendliness is unmatched
    To put my way di’am
    Rosi jackson