Friday Flashback #128

It’s been an almost snowless winter thus far.

I hope I don’t jinx us. But this is what Westport once looked like, this time of year:

(Photo/Kevin Slater)

Photographer Kevin Slater says he took the Post Road East photo in February or March of 1993.

His clues: A movie on the Fine Arts marquee (now Restoration Hardware) is “The Crying Game.” It premiered on February 19 that year.

And the window of Max’s — the late, much-loved art supplies store — was being decorated for Red Cross Month (which is March).

As for “No Man’s Land”: The snow eventually melted.

It always does.

7 responses to “Friday Flashback #128

  1. Oh, how I miss the Fine Arts theatres. And Onion Alley where we used to go for a hamburger between shows on a “double header” day at the Fine Arts.

  2. Celeste Champagne

    I don’t wish for the snow to come back, but sure wish the Fine Arts theatres were still there in Westport:-(

  3. I remember that season well. My daughter-third child-was born in April and much snow fell late. I couldn’t open the garage door in March because of the snow piled against it and the streets were pretty messy. When you’re counting down to baby day timing really is of the essence. But everything went well and the snow did melt.

  4. That’s a lot of snow but it’s plowed snow. The illusion is that it’s plowed right up against the store and the theatre, which would be rare. There’s still a sidewalk there. I don’t remember that snow-date in particular, maybe just one of many snows. But I did miss the Fine Arts and Max’s.

  5. meh, we had more snow three years ago (blizzard of January 23, 2016 – 27″ of snow) and also on February 12, 2006 (27″ of snow then too). But it sure seems as though we got off light this year . . . probably just jinxed us

  6. It was March(12&13)…’Storm of the Century’ (as billed by some media) – storm started in Gulf of Mexico, then crossed Florida, and intensified to a deep nor’easter as it moved north along the coast…it came into Connecticut on a Friday night – CL&P called us all into work, with me staying there in our Norwalk work center until 11 pm Friday, then back into work at 6 am Saturday – it was very windy with 10 to 12 inches of heavy wet snow in southern CT, but very few power outages in lower Fairfield County. The town and state highway crews did very good plowing of roads and most schools closed early on Friday so very few were impacted by this storm, which ended up affecting the southeast more severely than the Westport area.

  7. Wow, I have a pretty good recollection of that spring-ish storm, if memory serves correctly … I was working at Mickey Herbst’s Quick Copy, along the famed “Fine Arts/Max’s, Ships” stretch at the time.

    It sure felt like a whopper, and I do believe the State of CT did an official shut-down because of it.

    (Needless to say, I still called my boss that morning, just in case he wanted us to try and open up the shop that day. I do believe his reaction was an incredulous “duh, nope”, LOL!)

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