An alert — and perturbed — “06880” reader sniffs:
The latest Westport trend is: dogs in stores.
And we’re seeing it more and more.
This picture was taken the other morning at Terrain:
These 2 women conducted a lengthy checkout. The entire time their Lab licked and nibbled the holiday packages of chocolates and peppermint bark on the lower shelf.
When the transaction was complete, the women and dog grabbed a choice table in the Terrain Cafe.
I reported what I saw to the cashier, who seemed completely disinterested.
Not one to give up easily, I found the store manager who said, “It’s probably something we should frown upon. But we’re owned by Urban Outfitters. It’s their rule to allow dogs in the store and cafe.”
She did say she would remove all of those boxes of candy from the floor.
I did not stick around to see if she made good on her promise. But imagine if I hadn’t reported this? Some innocent shopper would give quite a gift: a very germ-y box of candy.