Redoing the Main Street “bump-out” — in front of Westport Pizzeria, across from Vineyard Vines — was a great idea.
But the execution — meh.
The Downtown Merchants Association wanted something pretty, quaint, eye-catching, different. Something that screamed (or at least whispered) “Westport.”
What they got was:
Somewhere along the way, the trees got cut. The planned plantings were eliminated.
And — probably because of some obscure state Department of Transportation rule — the fairly funky faux gas lamp was obliterated by 3 big signs.
The bottom 2 of which have seen better days.
Look closely. You can find the “gas lamp.”
But the drivers entering downtown — folks we hope to attract by our cuteness — never will.