No one went to Cobb’s Mill for the food.
The ducks, yes.
The waterfall, sure.
The whole New England-in-the-woods experience — that’s what kept people coming.
Wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, retirement lunches — that was Cobb’s Mill’s stock in trade.
Celebrants must search elsewhere now.
The restaurant — called “the longest continuously operated food service established in Connecticut” — closed earlier this month.
Former Weston 1st selectman George Guidera — who bought it with his son-in-law in 2006, and left his longtime law practice to run Cobb’s Mill — put plenty of money into it. He upgraded the building, the service and the food.
But Cobb’s Mill was no match for the current economy. With $130,050 in property taxes past due, foreclosure was inevitable.
Guidera intends to make good on wages owed to former employees.
Despite his improvements, no one went to Cobb’s Mill for the food.
But plenty of people today wish they could eat there one more time.