Westporters have many options for holiday shopping, and festive meals.
Of course, our retail and restaurant scene is always in flux.
A look at this “board game” from the 1980s shows how much has changed since then.
(Courtesy of Ashley Hemson, via Facebook)
Nearly every business is gone: Remarkable Book Shop. Soup’s On. Daybreak Florist. Max’s Art Supplies. Silver’s. Tacos or What?
But we’ve still got Achorn Pharmacy.
And the Duck.
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COVID-19 has given many of us time to clean attics, basements, garages — all those places we haven’t organized in years.
Alert “06880” reader and native Westporter Nikki Zeoli did just that in her parents’ basement. She found this “Townopoloy Game”:
“I imagine it was from some fundraiser years ago,” she says.
“It denotes some cool old Westport establishments, like the Remarkable Book Shop, Quigley Electric, Bambi Lynn’s Dance Academy, Soup’s On, Silver’s, Daybreak Nurseries and CameraArts. Do you know anything more?”
I don’t. I’m guessing it’s from the late 1970s or early ’80s — my reference is point is Masters Sports Cafe, which occupied a cavernous space near the present Michaels Arts & Crafts around that time.
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Of all the stupid, entitled — and dangerous — “tricks” that Westport drivers do, one of the most obnoxious is driving directly over the curb near Robek’s and Silver’s. Why snake around to the traffic light if you
don’t have to are very special?
I mentioned it just the other day, in my “Guide For Summer Guests.”
Some people thought I was exaggerating.
But even I couldn’t make up this photo, taken a few minutes ago by alert — and astonished — “06880” reader Heidi McGee:
If you can read the license plate, you’re already amazed.
If not, trust me. I’m not making this up.
It’s a vanity plate (of course).
And it says “LAZY.”
There must be a story behind how the driver of this Range Rover ignored the arrows, sailed past a parking lot full of cars parked the opposite direction in front of Silver’s, Robeks and other stores — on both sides of the Compo Acres lane — before blithely pulling in this way.
There must be a story — but I don’t want to hear it.