Oscar’s Delicatessen — the last “mom-and-pop shop” on Main Street — will close on Monday.
The only casual dining spot on the street — which dates back more than 50 years, when it opened a few doors away from its current location — has been owned since 1971 by Lee Papageorge. He’s currently battling lung cancer.
A brief announcement on Oscar’s Facebook page says:
After 42 years Oscar’s will be shutting their doors permanently on Monday, August 1.
On Sunday morning customers will be sharing memories and stories with each other.
Thank you for always supporting local family run businesses.
Thank you Lee Papageorge for giving people second chances and for always loving your extended family.
It’s an abrupt end to a Westport icon. “06880” joins Lee’s countless fans and friends in sending thoughts and best wishes to him, and his family.