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Trader Joe’s closes for cleaning after employees contract COVID-19

Trader Joe’s closes for cleaning after employees contract COVID-19

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor

May 4, 2020

The Trader Joe’s Westport location closed for cleaning on April 23 after an employee tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and reopened on April 25. “I was really upset when the Trader Joe’s closed,” Leni Lemcke ’22 said. “They had managed everything so well… [however]...

Gov. Lamont pushes school return to May 20

Students have been out of school since March 12. Learning has been able to continue online.

Molly Gold ’21, Paper News Editor

April 11, 2020

All Connecticut schools will remain closed until May 20 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an announcement made by Governor Ned Lamont on April 9. The announcement was made via Twitter at 2:24 p.m and was followed by a livestreamed news briefing at 4 p.m. The date also applies to small businesse...

School safety precautions serve as uneffective solutions against the coronavirus

Many households are taking necessary precautions to combat the rapid spread of the coronavirus.  Cleaning products like these can prevent the transfer of germs, washing your hands thoroughly throughout the day can also be beneficial.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

March 14, 2020

A number of American universities along with Staples High School have closed their doors out of fear. This fear spurred by the escalating panic and rapidness of the coronavirus’ spread has increased hygienic precautions. Despite the need for provisions to be taken, closing schools will not provide...

Garelick and Herbs Saugatuck location closes

The Saugatuck location of the Garelick and Herbs has been open for the past six years but was closed on Feb.29. Due to a decrease in customers, the owners felt it was necessary to close the Saugatuck location, however the Westport, Southport and Greenwich locations remain open.

Ella Alpert ’22, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The Saugatuck location of Garelick and Herbs closed last Saturday, Feb. 29, due to a lack of customers. The market's three other locations in Westport, Southport and Greenwich will remain open. The closing comes after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigation in December 2019. Ga...

Chef’s Table Westport location announces its close

Chef’s Table offered a wide variety of food like sandwiches, salads, soups and coffees. It will be closing on Jan. 15.

Lexie Moskovit ’21, Web Sports Editor

January 3, 2020

Chef’s Table, located on 161 Cross Highway in Westport, will be closing on Jan. 15, due to low business. Chef’s table opened in Westport on April 1, 2018. Most of the customers are students from Staples and Bedford along with construction workers, tradesmen and delivery men early in the morning....

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

The sports store Olympia Sports on Post Road East announced it’s closing and has started its closing sale on many items.

Abbie Goldstein '22, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Olympia Sports, a retail sporting goods company, is closing its Westport location along with eight other stores throughout Connecticut due to a change in ownership. JackRabbit, a different sporting goods company, recently purchased the company and is continuing to operate 75 different Olympia Sports s...

Christie’s closing should concern Westport residents

Downtown Westport

Alex Massoud '20

November 27, 2018

Christie’s, a Westport institution since 1926, will close their doors next month. For the past ninety years, Christie’s Country Store has served as the go-to place for many Bedford and Staples students for an after-school snack or just to sit and chat. Large efforts from Westporters have hel...

The closing of Top This leaves Westport yogurt-less

The closing of Top This leaves Westport yogurt-less

October 10, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 Only a few years ago, Westport was full of frozen yogurt. Between Pinkberry, Sweet Frog and Top This, Westporters had multiple places to choose from to fulfill their froyo cravings. However, as of September 2018, all three locations have closed down. In 2014, Pinkberry was...

Top This closes after 8 year run

Top This closes after 8 year run

September 19, 2018

By Poppy Livingstone '21 Top This, downtown Westport’s first frozen yogurt shop, will close on Sept. 23 due to an expiring lease. The store opened in 2010 and was an instant hit for its self-serve frozen yogurt. This closure has saddened many Staples students. “I used to go there with my f...

SoNo Baking Company & Cafe to close by early summer

SoNo Baking Company & Cafe to close by early summer

April 4, 2017

By Jesse Levinson '17 The SoNo Baking Company & Cafe, located in downtown Westport, is set to close its doors permanently within the coming months after two years of business. The restaurant is known for its freshly baked breads and pastries, though customers can also purchase foods such as egg...

Bagel Maven turns off its oven on Post Road East

Bagel Maven will close their location on the Post Road today after 24 years of business.

Fritz Schemel, Sports Editor

September 30, 2014

As of today, the smell of freshly baked bagels will no longer escape through the doors of 538 Post Road East. Bagel Maven, a breakfast staple in Westport since 1990, has closed. Owner Alex Perelomo, who has been in charge of the business for six years, said that he was unable to renew his current...

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