Many Westporters spent the weekend buying Christmas trees.
On Saturday, workers were busy chopping trees down. This was the scene at TD Bank on Main Street, just north of Parker Harding Plaza:
Today they were back at it. This time the site was South Moon Under, at the entrance to the Taylor Parking lot:
No word on whether they were dead, diseased, or simply in the way.
Klaff’s — the popular home design store — closed its Westport location in 2013. The Taylor Place stockroom and storage area had been flooded a few months earlier, during Hurricane Sandy.
Klaff’s was located in downtown Westport.
Now the flagship store in Norwalk is closed too.
The Norwalk Hour reports that the doors were shut “abruptly” yesterday, following 97 years in business.
CEO Joe Passero cited a “perfect storm” of factors, including internet competition, the 2015 arrival of a nearby Lowe’s, and the opening next year of the SoNo Collection mall at I-95 Exit 16.
Klaff’s former Westport store is now occupied by South Moon Under. There is no word on what will go into Klaff’s Norwalk space.
I have never heard of South Moon Under.
That’s the new store — on the site of the old Klaff’s — that opens for business this Thursday (March 6).
It may or may not be cool, hip or whatever. But — judging from this email I just got– I know one thing: Its PR firm sure stuffs tons of buzzwords into a single paragraph.
What began as a small surf shack in the summer of 1968 has since evolved into an upscale clothing retailer with 22 locations along the East Coast. Still privately owned, South Moon Under offers a unique mix of fashions while remaining true to its laid back and free spirited mindset instilled in the founding store over forty years ago. Our mission is to inspire self-expression through the art of fashion. By providing an ever-evolving, carefully handpicked collection of fashion presented in a fun, comfortable, high-service environment, we give our customers the opportunity to experience the excitement of successfully and confidently expressing their individual style.