From “Paint It Black” To “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”

In June, “06880” reported that the owners of the old post office intended to paint the exterior of their new restaurant — Post 154 — an indeterminate color. It was described as “brown,” “a dark shade” and “a bit purply.”

Some “06880” commenters noted that property owners can pretty much do whatever they please. Many more, however, were appalled at changes to the handsome brick building.

It was a dark moment in town.

Yesterday — in a meeting with town officials including Planning and Zoning director Laurence Bradley, P&Z Commission chair Catherine Walsh and Historic District Commission administrator Carol Leahy — owners Joe and Melissa Kelly, and architect Bruce Beinfield said they will not paint the brick.

The interior is reported to look great.

Now the exterior will, too.

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8 responses to “From “Paint It Black” To “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”

  1. Thank you so much for the youtube link to Procol Harum’s Whiter Shade. Still love it!!!!!!!

    And can’t wait for the restaurant to open!!

  2. Matthew Mandell

    What you don’t like the Stones???? Where is their youtube?

    Anyway, nice save by the P&Z. Painting the brick? What a dumb idea.

  3. Agreed… I look forward to trying the new restaurant.

  4. Cathy Walsh Chair Westport P&Z Commission

    George Masumian Chair of the ARB and Randy Henkels Chair of the HDC were instrumental in our discussions . Many thanks to Joe and Melissa Kelly for working with us in preserving the exterior of this beautiful building. The interior of the restaurant is absolutely amazing. The Kellys are new to town, and I wish them much success in their venture.

  5. That Gery Brooker….what a classic track. When did the P.O. get sold? Who sold it? The USPS?.