For an otherwise unremarkable spot on Post Road East, #1700 has a long and storied history.
Today’s it’s the site of a thriving Goodwill store.
For many years before that, it was the Peppermill — one of the first steak-and-all-you-can-eat-salad-bar restaurants in the country.
Before that, it was a different steak place. Bonanza Sirloin Pit served up meat in a quasi-fast food way. You got in line, snaked through, and picked up your meal at the end.
Dan Blocker — “Hoss” on the great “Bonanza” TV show — made a personal appearance there once. I was in elementary school. He seemed huge. Now I know it wasn’t just because I was small
But the site has a history even before steak spot and Goodwill. Back in the day, it served as Westport’s Greyhound bus depot.
It was called the Greyhound Post House. There must have been food available inside too.
If you’ve got any memories of the bus depot or Bonanza, click “Comments” below.
Peppermill: sure, why not?
As for Goodwill: Save them for a Friday Flashback in, say, 2048.