Inklings News

Gradual CT opening necessary, crucial

The Westport Library announced plans to begin curbside pick-up of books and other materials as soon as June 15th.

Dana Perelberg '20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

In March, businesses and parks were forced to close their doors due to COVID-19. Westport began to resemble a ghost town as people cleared the streets and buildings became empty. Two months have passed, and the town is slowly beginning to open up again. On May 15 parks and beaches were able to open u...

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]...

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...

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....

The “right” way to go Black Friday shopping


November 23, 2016

By Bailey Blaikie '19 How to go Black Friday shopping while avoiding the insanity of long lines and outrageous shoppers Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, is the day to score the best sales, and get a jump start on your holiday shopping. If you have never experienced shopping on Blac...

The one with the pop-up coffee shop

Outside of the Central Perk coffee shop.

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

October 6, 2014

The compressible orange couch; the classic, green arm-chair; the untrackable cups of coffee; and even our fuzzy, white haired friend Gunther all appeared to be an ideal life for twenty-year-olds in the city, locked within the perimeters of our boxy, prehistoric televisions in 1994. Only two decades later...

New stores downtown spark same styles in students

New stores downtown spark same styles in students

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

A popular clothing store, Brandy Melville, has remained a growing trend these past few years for teenage girls in Westport. It offers boho-chic style clothing that ranges from distressed denim shorts, to floral kimonos, to high-waisted skirts, shorts and pants. And with affordable prices and great quality,...

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