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Questions Pop Up Downtown

Bob LeRose — owner of Bobby Q’s — posted this photo on Facebook:

He was proud to bring pop-up dining to Main Street.

That makes 4 restaurants with sidewalk seats downtown. The others are Acqua and the new Cru (basement of the Gap) — both on Parker Harding Plaza — and La Villa on Bay Street.

No good deed goes unpunished.

The 1st comment on Bobby’s post was: “Sry, don’t like loosing parking spaces on Main St… This is ridiculous & I will not support!!!!”

Several people complimented Bobby. But the same poster — John W Murray Jr — came back with: “Bobby  Q LeRose tell me how u feel when Tavern on Main, Oscars, Aqua & any other Restaurant wants to get the same exclusion… & no one can shop on Main St……”

(Note: Acqua DOES have the same “exclusion.” And for about 30  years, Oscar’s seating has taken up part of the sidewalk too.)

Joe Grushkin was one of several people who love the pop-up idea.

In fact, he wrote:

I think we should close main street to traffic all together and make it a walking mall full of kiosks, music and social happening place… go to fairfield on a week night at 8pm and the place is alive… and in Westport… crickets… thes “pop up” cafes are a huge step in the right direction… and anyone who is objecting to losing a few parking spots could probably benefit from “walking” a few extra steps to eat, shpp or play in Westport… good for you Bobby, and let’s hope Tavern gets one too… couple that with spotted horse around the corner and the night life in Westport will be back!!!…party on!!!

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