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Dismantling The Red Barn

Any hopes for a hail Mary rescue of the Red Barn were dashed last night.

Simply Estated said it will hold an estate liquidation sale this Friday and Saturday (July 17-18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.). Everything in the restaurant — which closed abruptly this month, after 32 years in the Nistico family and decades more under previous owners — is for sale.

Tables, chairs — it’s all on the market (except kitchen equipment).

Who knows? Somewhere in the back you might find the “The” part of the iconic “Red Barn” sign. It blew down in a storm a couple of years ago, and was never fixed.

Generations of memories fill the venerable restaurant. The Nistico family — and those before them — served Westport long and well there.

After Saturday, everything else will be gone.

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