Elvira’s Opens Monday!

It’s the news Westport has waited for: Elvira’s is back.

The popular Old Mill deli/grocery store/community center was closed all winter. It’s the first well-deserved rest the Yiovanakos family owners have taken in 20 years.

But at 7 a.m. on Monday, they’ll again greet their regulars: commuters, kids waiting for the school bus, construction workers, delivery people, joggers, bikers, and everyone else who lives, works in or passes through the neighborhood.

Nicky and Stacey at their familiar spot. The counter displays photos of some of Elvira’s many young customers.

“We missed everyone!” co-owner Stacey says.

“We’re ready to rock and roll for the season,” Nicky adds.

It’s all back: coffee, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and Elvira’s beloved bacon-egg-and-cheese.

And all is once again right with the world.

11 responses to “Elvira’s Opens Monday!

  1. Very glad to hear this.

  2. Craig Steinke

    We are thrilled to have them back. Elvira’s not reopening was an alarming and worrisome thought.
    Looking forward to Stacey’s egg burrito with sausage !!!
    Craig & Wanda

  3. Rhonda Lieberson

    Ya hoo!!! Ecstatic….conversations again! Love you guys and am waiting to help out whenever you say so.!!!❤❤❤✌✌✌😊😊😊🤗🤗🤗

  4. Does this mean that they are not selling the location?

  5. Betsy Phillips Kahn

    Yay Yay Yay!!!! Elviras is a GEM ❤️ Sweetest people, wonderful food nad a meeting place for generations!! So very glad to hear this news!

  6. I AM THRILLED — they are at least 50% of why it’s great to live down here.

  7. Daniel Souza

    Elvira’s and its long history is an integral part of the “soul” of Westport, the charm of the town many of us came here to enjoy. Let’s try and preserve as much of old Westport as possible as new mansions sprout up in our community.

  8. thanks! Lunch again!

  9. Tom Feeley Sr

    Love you guys ❤️👍🏼🇺🇸

  10. Byron Miller

    When I lived nearby I was a regular but once I moved to near X18 off I-95, I became a regular irregular. When I found the sign I was surprised as there was no date about when they would re-open. That is unusual for any temporary closing including Holiday closings. I came back several times and finally actually left a message at this blog asking Dan if he knew anything about Elvira’s re-opening. His response was reassuring that it would but did not mention when. However as we noticed, the whole winter dragged on and no up-date was added to the note. So, like Evan Stein, I’m left wondering if a sale is contemplated? Or did they return because they couldn’t sell it? They own it and are entitled to do whatever they want but I wish they had been a lot more considerate and added a up-date(s) for everyone they missed.

  11. Kendall Gardiner

    Elvira’s is the best!!
    Love Stacey & Nicky and the tremendous value they bring to our Westport community.
    We are blessed to have this GOLD MINE of resources in our neighborhood.
    So convenient a place to drop in, say hello, meet for breakfast, send the kids to, pick up lunch, the paper, a coffee, and buy an egg or some lettuce or almost any emergency item one might need in a hurry.
    So happy you are back. Missed you terribly.