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Lululemon expands downtown storefront

The current Lululemon building (above) is located at 91 Main Street. The new space (below) will allow for new products such as gym accessories.

February 24, 2020

Lululemon, now located at 91 Main Street, will be moving to 69 Main Street in early spring.  The previous business in the building that Lululemon is moving into, Nike, closed early 2018 and has been vacant since. “I thought the old location was fine, but I'm excited to have a bigger space,” J...

Lululemon Westport expands into three spaces in downtown

Lululemon in Downtown Westport is set to expand into the two stores to the right of the existing location. The expansion will include a potential introduction of lululemon yoga studios and an influx of more merchandise. The expansion is set to take place early spring of this year.

Izzy Sareen '22 and Natasha Taubenheim '22

February 12, 2020

Lovesac brings a modern spin to Westport’s furniture scene

At the Westport showroom, Lovesac’s interior features the seven-seat ‘Sactional’ (left) and varieties of ‘Sacs,’ filled with proprietary Durafoam™ for extra comfort.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

December 10, 2019

In the summer of 1995, an ambitious Shawn Nelson stuffed foam camping mattress pads into a seven-foot sack and brought it to his girlfriend’s mom for sewing. This large, DIY sack became the first-ever product in the Lovesac collection. Westport now has the most recent showroom of the business’s 85 locations as o...

Looking around the new Westport Public Library

The Westport Public Library will remain closed until March 16 in order to it allow for deep-cleaning. It will open again to the public for essential services only.

Ella Alpert '22 and Katie Simons '22

November 18, 2019

LF store closes in Westport

LF store in downtown Westport closed on Sept. 2nd, 2019.

Maria Krug '22, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

LF, a clothing store in downtown Westport, closed to become an online store on Sept. 2. All LF stores around the US are being closed and the brand is making a shift into website purchase only. After being in Westport for 15 years, the closing of the store came as a shock to many in the Westport Community....

Westport’s outdoor market exposes our community to unique forms of art

The market, lined with vendors, was located in downtown Westport and took place Sunday, May 5th.

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Sports Editor

May 21, 2019

Westport's Outdoor Market, hosted by the local boutique Savvy and Grace displayed different local vendors artwork in our county...

Matsu Sushi remains closed for renovations

Matsu Sushi in downtown Westport has appeared closed for renovations since April.

May 13, 2019

Matsu Sushi is reopening in a few weeks after suddenly closing on April 1 for renovations. These renovations, however, have not been seen. According to Westport News, “Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Matsu was quiet, with the doors locked and no sign of renovation work inside or outside the shop.” Matsu Sushi served customers in Westport for ove...

Matsu Sushi undergoes renovations

The restaurant is currently closed for renovation, as indicated by this sign posted on the door. Due to a post on Dan Woog’s blog, 06880, many thought the restaurant was closing its doors for good.

Claire Redmer ’21

April 1, 2019

Matsu Sushi has announced that it is closing for renovation, though many thought it was closing for good, due to a customer’s post on blog 06880. Molly Alger, a frequent visitor to Matsu, wrote into Dan Woog’s blog to announce the resturant’s closing. Alger wrote that while dining at Matsu on March 31, ...

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...

Westport’s retail stores need saving

Westport’s retail stores need saving

April 21, 2018

By Abby Fleming '20   As more and more retail stores in Westport close their doors, the once bustling downtown shopping scene begins to meet its end. Like many of the towns and cities of the world, Westport has fallen victim to an age of online shopping and unmotivated consumers. While online shopping has its advantages, nothing can beat the benefits of keeping Westport’s stores open. ...

Small businesses are still thriving in Westport

Small businesses are still thriving in Westport

January 15, 2018

Anna Rhoads '19 and Kevin Ludy '19 ...

The Holiday Season Manifests in Downtown Westport

The Holiday Season Manifests in Downtown Westport

December 5, 2017

By: Roxy Augeri '20 and Audrey Bernstein

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