It’s a popular parlor game: trying to name all the places that once tried to do business at the site of the soon-to-open Shake Shack (across from the now-closed Toys R Us).
Most recently it was Pho Mekong, a Vietnamese place. In previous incarnations it was a Mongolian restaurant, a seafood spot, a Beefsteak Charlie’s — or was it Steak & Brew? The mind boggles.
“06880” — and the readers who frequently ask me to remember all the long-closed restaurants — are not the only interested parties.
Here’s a request from Dave Yearwood, Shake Shack general manager:
Does anyone know what was at the new Shake Shack site at 1849 Post Rd East, Westport? We are trying to find out if there was a business, farm or house on the property before the 1950’s, turn of the century, etc.
We know that Old Sasco Mill was on one side, and the other side was the Benjamin F. Bulkley House. However, we are not sure if our space was once a part of either of those properties. Please let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve got photos, I’m sure Dave would love to have them. And please copy “06880” — I’d also like an answer to this very popular question.