Long, long ago — way before its fabled run on Charles Street — the Arrow Restaurant perched at the narrow intersection of Saugatuck Avenue and Franklin Street.
It’s a sharp, triangular space — in fact, that’s how the Arrow got its name.
Later, for many years, the spot was occupied by Betty Ann Kiester’s Creative Windows drapery shop.
Recently, a sign sprouted announcing the opening of “Westport Chinese Takeout.”
Back when the Arrow ruled Saugatuck, there were only 2 Chinese restaurants in Westport: Westlake and the Golden House.
Now there seem to be dozens.
Many — particularly the takeout places — are indistinguishable. But 1 of the most popular, and best known, is Jasmine.
Or, as it’s known to long-time Westporters: “The old Arrow.”