“06880” reported at noon that Hook’d — the new Compo Beach concessionaire — would open today.
That’s what they told at least 2 readers yesterday.
But early this afternoon, the only thing they served beachgoers was a pair of locked doors.
Two weeks ago, a local content provider (not me!) emailed Hook’d. He offered to interview them, for a video story to promote their business.
They replied brusquely: “Check in with us when we’re open.”
Yesterday, he was at the beach. The doors were open.
He walked in, and repeated his offer to create digital content. Matter-of-factly — without great thanks — a woman said, “We’re open tomorrow.”
The media guy went back today. The doors were locked. There was no signage. Several hopeful customers milled around outside, equally mystified and miffed.
The content provider checked social media. Nothing there either.
He wants to give them a chance. He’ll go back tomorrow. His offer to help — with free publicity — still stands.
Yet as Westporters gear up for a (near) normal summer — and the weather today is gorgeous — Hook’d is not off to an auspicious start.