A few years ago, Patrick Laffaye remodeled his bathroom.
Behind the shower wall — stuffed behind a soap dish, next to empty cans of Reingold beer — he found this:
Big Top drew everyone from doctors and lawyers to teenagers and motorcyclists. They sat together at a long table, or outside when the weather was good, enjoying some of the best burgers in Westport history.
Big Top is now McDonald’s. If that doesn’t say something about the decline of America, nothing does.
Patrick’s house was built in 1964 — in the midst of Big Top’s heyday.
He doesn’t live there anymore. But, he notes, his new house is closer to Big Top.