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Rita and Chris Marcocci, the founders of the local market, are ready for business and excited to support the community.

New Local to Market shop in Westport brings community together

Talia Varsano ’24, Staff Writer October 2, 2021

Local to Market is Chris and Rita Marcocci’s answer to the online shopping craze that has taken a toll on Main Street. Fittingly, Local to Market is located at 177 Main Street, the former location...

Though the old Barnes & Noble carried many memories, the new one is vibrant and invites Westporters to make new ones downtown. This young reader certainly is!

New Barnes & Noble brightens up Westport

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director February 26, 2021

Never before have I seen so many people, from toddlers to old-timers, flocking to a bookstore. On Feb. 24, when the new downtown Barnes & Noble opened its doors, there we all were, ready to explore...

Increased flooding downtown threatens shops through costs and water damage

Eliza Barr ’21 and Marina Engler ’21 October 29, 2020

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Threatening political messages posted in downtown Westport cause fear among residents

Lucy Arrow '21, Web Managing Editor 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...

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

Lululemon expands downtown storefront

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...

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

Lovesac brings a modern spin to Westport’s furniture scene

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...

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

LF store closes in Westport

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...

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

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

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 in downtown Westport has appeared closed for renovations since April.

Matsu Sushi remains closed for renovations

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...

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.

Matsu Sushi undergoes renovations

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...

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