Minutes ago, the Black Duck — the legendary Saugatuck dive/burger/karaoke bar — posted this notice on their Facebook page:
It is with a heavy heart that we announce our closing. We’ve had an amazing 40 years here in Saugatuck/Westport… and we are grateful for every friend we’ve had the pleasure to serve and entertain along the way. We will be closed Thu. 11/1, and Fri. 11/2, but we WILL BE OPEN on SAT. 11/3, and SUN. 11/4 – to say good-bye. Let’s go out with a REAL BANG!
Westport will never be the same.
(Photo/Chou Chou Merrill)
(Photo by John Kantor)
(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)
(Hat tips: Terry Brannigan and Meredith McBride)
Behind the Black Duck: a duck (Photo/Mark Ritter)
If you’re a true Westporter, you’ll know the significance of this post.
If you’re not — well, go back to your hipster microbrew.
This afternoon, Mike “Wolffie” Connors posted on Facebook:
I am proud and happy to announce that I am starting a new beginning. I am no longer working at the Black Duck Cafe.
Please join me for my first Saturday shift for lunch at Bogey’s Grille & Tap Room (2 Wilton Avenue in Norwalk).
Great food, lots of TV’s and just a great fun place. Hope to see you there.
Mike “Wolffie” Connors
Bonus fun fact: Bogey’s general manager is Richard Nistico — formerly of the Red Barn.