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Detapas decorated the restaurant with an array of colors and plants to attract customers and create a great ambience.

DeTapas Spanish Gastrobar closes its doors

Charlotte Berner '25, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

DeTapas Spanish Gastrobar closed down on Jan. 28 due to financial reasons after being open for a little over two years. The restaurant first opened on Jan. 14, 2022 and has served a variety of Spanish...

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...

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

Gov. Lamont pushes school return to May 20

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...

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.

School safety precautions serve as uneffective solutions against the coronavirus

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...

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.

Garelick and Herbs Saugatuck location closes

Ella Alpert ’22, Broadcast Director 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...

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

Chef’s Table Westport location announces its close

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...

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

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

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...

Downtown Westport

Christie’s closing should concern Westport residents

Alex Massoud '20, Web Sports Editor 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...

Christie’s Country Store announces closing

Christie’s Country Store announces closing

November 17, 2018

By Allie D'Angelo '20

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...

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...

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

Bagel Maven turns off its oven on Post Road East

Fritz Schemel, Editor-in-Chief 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,...

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