Our long national nightmare is over.
Okay, maybe not. But at least Parker Harder Plaza’s dumpster problem has been solved.
For several years, the big green receptacles near Starbucks have spilled garbage, attracted rodents, and sent this message to downtown visitors: “Blech!”
Recently the Westport Downtown Merchants Association added a cleanup crew, initiated pest control, helped store owners review protocol and “addressed regular abusers.”
Work is not finished. Still ahead: installation of upgraded and “significantly more attractive” enclosures.
We won’t hold our breath.
But at least while we don’t, we won’t hold our noses when we want some fresh food at Freshii.