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Photo Challenge #387

It’s been — according to Kenneth Gilbertie — “the Bottle Shop liquor store, a barber shop, a Tiffany Lamp store (in reality a front for illegal drugs), Soup’s On kitchen for many years, then (Cabbages & Kings’) caterers’ kitchen. Now it’s just a ghost store.”

It was described, variously, as opposite Franklin Street, opposite Westport Chinese Takeout, and — by the always accurate Gloria Gouveia — “56 Saugatuck Avenue.”

The “little shop built into the hillside by Exit 17” (Clark Thiemann) was also last week’s Photo Challenge.

It’s all of that, and more. For example, it’s one of the most familiar, most abandoned, and most wondered about eyesore in town. When traffic backs up on Saugatuck Avenue, drivers get a long time to look at it. (You can too: Click here for Kevin McCaul’s photo.)

Besides the names noted above, readers who knew exactly where this was include Monika Lazaro, Leah Nash, Ralph Balducci, Fred Cantor, Jonathan McClure, Andrew Colabella, Stephanie Ross and John Lisee.

Here’s this week’s Photo Challenge. If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Nancy Engel)

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