Word on the street — Charles Street — is that Mystic Market opens next month.
Some folks will describe it as the old Blu Parrot spot. Others — with longer memories — will say it’s where Jasmine was.
But real old-timers know it — and will never forget — the site as the beloved Arrow restaurant.
For a couple of decades — after its move from the nearby Saugatuck Avenue/Franklin Street location that gave it its name — the Arrow defined the neighborhood.
And made its mark on all of Westport.
Here’s a look back, at the way we all were.
FRIDAY FLASHBACK FUN FOLLOW-UP: Last week’s Friday Flashback featured a 1946 photo of Marie Corridon on the Longshore high diving board.
It was a great shot (click here to see). Now comes word — via alert “06880” reader Chris Corridon — that Maria was not your casual, Sunday diver.
Turns out her family lived in Norwalk, and were members of Longshore. She learned to swim at the then-private club — and went on to win a gold medal at the 1948 Olympics in London!
Marie was the lead swimmer for the champion, Olympic record-setting US team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.
She is a member of the swimming Hall of Fame. Her 7 children all participated in Division I athletics. The girls all swam, and are active Masters swimming record holders. One — Sheila Stolarski — is a Weston resident. Several of her grandchildren swim competitively too, in high school and college.
Who knew? Thankfully, Chris Corridon does!