Zoom In On Retailers

Like many Westporters, Jane Green can’t shop in stores right now.

So she’s doing the next best thing. The mega-bestselling author is a special guest on a new Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce initiative.

“Zoom Westport Retail” airs live via Zoom, Facebook Live and Cablevision Channel 79 this Wednesday (May 6, 6 p.m.)

Produced in collaboration with the Westport Library, it’s a look into how 12 businesses are adapting — and still open in some form. (Coming just before Mother’s Day, it might also inspire a bit of gift-giving.)

Retailers include Aitoro, Bella Bridesmaids, Choice Pet, Eleish Van Breems, Fleet Feet, Greens Farms Spirits, Interstate Lumber, Intuitive Interiors, Kohler, Organachs, Salon Paul Michael and Westport Yarns.

Fleet Feet’s floor is temporarily closed. But you can still buy the running shoes you need to stay in shape, while the gym is closed.

Chamber executive director Matthew Mandell calls the show “a lot of fun, and a first step toward reinvigorating the local economy.”

Merchants will show off items, and explain how to purchase and receive items safely.

Besides Green, “Zoom Westport Retail” features musician Phil Lo Presti. Match Provisions chef Matt Storch offers a cooking demonstration too.

Anyone watching on Zoom will be able to chat in real time with the retailers. Click here, then scroll down to sign up and receive the Zoom invite.

5 responses to “Zoom In On Retailers

  1. Ellen Wentworth

    Love that store! I visited one in Florida, not knowing we had one right in town. How happy was I to go there to get flip flops and socks. I plan on getting a pair of running shoes when this pandemic ends!

  2. Danielle Dobin

    Such a great idea. Can’t wait to watch – Jane has great style. Looking forward to finding something special for my mom for Mother’s Day, too.

  3. Arline Gertzoff

    Shop local is a great idea to help local businesses in these trying times BUT it does not apply to our beaches which will be supplied by a NY based consortium which contracts out work .Yes they will hire locals and give the town a hire percentage .There are two local definitions Westport only or the surrounding towns as well.I will not be buying food at Compo because I am constantly told to buy local online , in the newspaper, and the post so I will be following that advise .I am a Westport native and want to support the local community as my family has done for more than 80