With just a few bites of a bulldozer, the Cedar Brook Cafe is history.
When “the Brook” closed last June — after 71 years — it was the oldest continually operating gay bar in America.
Today — 8 months after the disco ball took its last spin, 2 weeks since the roof caved in from heavy snow — the corner of the Post Road and Cedar Road is just a pile of rubble.
Tomorrow — or soon thereafter — it may be a parking lot for Starbucks.
Unless a bank or nail salon gets there first.
And a few years from now, newcomers will think we’re kidding when we say that right there — across from Walgreens, just down from the diner — Westport once boasted one of the most historic gay bars in the country.
Sic transit Gloria Gaynor.