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Another Chain Store Leaves Main Street

Swezey Jewelers lasted several decades on Main Street.

Jack Wills is gone after less than 7 years.

The British-based clothing retailer is done here. Today, employees are clearing out the merchandise.

“They’re closing this location” is all one worker said.

Jack Wills has 70 stores in the UK. It expanded to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in 2010, then to Westport, Boston, Chatham (Massachusetts), New Canaan and Philadelphia.

The New Canaan store closed in 2016, after less than 4 years.

The Westport closure does not appear to be related to the new SoNo Collection — the mammoth mall set to open in Norwalk in October 2019. Click here for this morning’s “06880” story, on the effect it may have on Main  Street.

Jack Wills’ Main Street store.