Bedford Square Picks Up The Pace

Construction continues — and clogs — downtown Westport.

The Bedford Square development is in the concrete-pouring phase. Traffic — and traffic detours — are common in the Church Lane-Elm Street area.

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Meanwhile, around the corner, work is being done at the former YMCA Bedford Building.

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Passersby can see that the grand stairway — and much of the interior — is gone. In its place will be a large Antrophologie store, including include a full restaurant, clothing, home and beauty stores, and the BHLDN wedding brand.

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Developers have said the triangular centerpiece of the Bedford Building will remain. The golden “YMCA” letters will be relocated on site, somewhere.

5 responses to “Bedford Square Picks Up The Pace

  1. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    And I think to myself “What a wonderful world”.

  2. What has happened to the original brass pole in the old Firehouse?

  3. PLEASE keep the ornamental doorway!

  4. What was done with the staircase and wonderful paneling in the main room? Could it be repurposed somewhere in the building?

  5. The overhead shot reminds me of the busy pictures in Richard Scarry’s “Cars and Trucks and Things that Go”!