Last week — based on a phone call to the Red Barn — I reported that the rumors of the restaurant’s closing were wrong.
I said — based on what I’d been told — that the kitchen was being revamped. New ovens and a natural gas hookup were on the way. Re-opening was set for today (Wednesday, July 8).
A number of readers suggested — publicly and privately — that I was wrong.
A woman said that one of the owners called to tell her that her group’s annual luncheon — held every year in late July — would not happen, because the restaurant had been sold.
A salesperson described going to the Red Barn at midday to pick up a check. No renovation work was underway. In fact, no one was there at all.
I called this afternoon — the day I was told they’d reopen. The phone rang and rang and rang. Finally, I hung up.
Just in case, I checked the website.
It still touts itself as “a unique, rustic place for your next event or function.”
But even more prominently, it still advertises its Mother’s Day specials.
Meanwhile, the Westport Family Y — which everyone in Westport thinks has bought the property, though no real estate transaction has been filed — is not talking either.