What’s open? What’s closed? What’s different? What’s going on?
Everyone wants to know. Now we can.
A herculean collaboration between Our Town Crier, the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce and Town of Westport has resulted in a comprehensive, almost-beyond-comprehension website covering every conceivable business, service and organization here.
Welcome to the Westport Marketplace.
The “Virtual Yellow Pages” directory is filled with links and up-to-date information for just about every business and service in Westport. There’s contact information, operating hours,, safety precautions and more.
Users can search by name, relevance, distance, even popularity.
Major categories unfold with dozens of sub-categories.
Besides retail, restaurants, automotives, realty, markets and pharmacies, there are sections on home services (landscaping, builders, interior design, organizers …), medical (acupuncture, specialists, therapists …), banks (accounting, financial advisors, tax help …), personal services (hair, dry cleaners, physical therapy, tanning …), children’s services (sports and music lessons …) and more.
The project could not have happened without 72 interns, says Our Town Crier founder Betsy Pollak.
“The first group drove around town, literally going to each doorstep. They hand-surveyed the entire town. The next group got it onto the website, and took care of social media.”
The Chamber helped keep the restaurant list accurate. The WDMA did the same with retail. Selectwomen Jennifer Tooker and Melissa Kane funneled new information to Pollak and her crew. Local artist/super-volunteer Miggs Burroughs created the Westport Marketplace logo.
“We have incredible young people in Westport. I feel like I should be working for them,” she says.
This is the site we’ve all been waiting for. And need.
Click here to access (and bookmark) the Westport Marketplace. Then go to town!
(Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. To update or add a business, or offer feedback, click here.)