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Increased flooding downtown threatens shops through costs and water damage

October 29, 2020

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Threatening political messages posted in downtown Westport cause fear among residents

October 1, 2020

Violent and threatening posters spreading political messages were placed in downtown Westport by an unknown person or group of people this weekend. Posted outside of Pink Sumo, and taped to  parking...

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...

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.
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...

LF store closes in Westport

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

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.
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.
Annabelle Iannone '21 Web News Editor
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...

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.
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...

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....

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...

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...

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