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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?

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