This is not another story about a business leaving Main Street.
It’s about one that already did.
Shortly after moving to Westport in 1972, Mike Langton’s father opened The Lamp Shade Store. For 20 years next to the restaurant that is now 323, he repaired shades.
Langton graduated from Staples High School in 1982. Five years later, he joined the business.
In 1989 they moved the store just over the Norwalk border, next to Jordan’s Pizza. The focus shifted from fixing lamps to selling them. It’s long been a favored destination for Westporters.
But times have changed. The Lamp Shade Store closes July 14. Langton is moving to Port Charlotte, Florida, where his father is. They’ll open a shop there.
Until then, everything is 50% off.
And don’t worry. Langton will still ship lamps to customers back home. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.