Luxe Wine Bar Sold; Reopens As Bankside Social

Luxe is mixing its last drinks.

Owner Dave Morton has accepted an offer to sell his Main Street craft cocktail and wine bar. The final night is this Sunday (April 17).

Morton bought the unique after-dinner spot from previous owner Robert Reilly in November 2013.

“I appreciate all the great people, fun times and million laughs we shared,” Morton said in his announcement. “I’ll miss being part of the Westport community.”

He gave a special shout-out to Reilly, “whose vision made Luxe a special place to so many, for so long.”

Luxe Wine Bar & Craft Cocktails

Luxe Wine Bar & Craft Cocktails

Describing “mixed feelings” at the sale of his mixed drinks lounge, Morton invites friends and customers to stop by before closing. “Help us make the final week a memorable one,” he says.

After making some changes, the new owner will reopen as Bankside Social — a Mediterranean bistro, wine and dessert bar.

Morton says, “Please make them feel welcome, as you did for me.”

The soon-to-be-former owner has one more request: “I need a job. If anyone can help with that, I’ll figure out how to show my appreciation.”

Perhaps he’ll buy you a drink.

Presumably at Bankside.

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