A local news site reported recently that the Post Road strip mall by North Maple Avenue — the one with Dunkin’ Donuts, a cleaners, tanning salon and much-loved Layla’s Falafel — would be torn down.
Not true. The demolition permit is for the hideous Quonset hut that has hulked behind it for decades.
A paint job in 2010 made it look at least a little more presentable.
So the strip mall will remain. It’s one of our many mini-shopping plazas.
The longest tenant — before sailing away in 2014 — was the Boat Locker. But back in the 1960s, that space was occupied by one of Westport’s first fast-food franchises:
KFC — or “Kentucky Fried Chicken,” as it was known then — was not the only quick poultry place in town.
Downtown, in Brooks Corner, Westporters enjoyed Chicken-a-Go-Go.
And yes, as the name indicated, they delivered.