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Friday Flashback #305

Last week’s Friday Flashback — about the original Comp Beach concession stand, where the volleyball courts are today — drew a yeah-but-remember-further-back comment from Michael Calise.

The native Westporter recalls that even before the Chubby Lane’s shack, the original pavilion had a second-floor dining spot.

Look familiar?

It should. The pavilion was damaged in a storm, leading to the removal of most of the structure. What’s left today is the open-air pavilion, next to the volleyball courts and drop-off/pick-up area.

Only the roof remains. But it’s the same one as in the photo.

PS: Michael Calise says that across the street — in what is now the Soundview parking lot — a bandshell featured nightly entertainment, run by the concessionaire.

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