Klaff's lighting left downtown Westport after the last super high tide of Hurricane Sandy flooded their entire basement which is where the repair shop used to be. The new tenant is a national chain clothing store called South Moon Under. This is their first Connecticut location.
Few days ago I spoke with the store manager. She didn't know the previous tenant was flooded. Their entire inventory is in the basement. I showed her how low the opening to the river was, the water often reaches right up to the edge. Isn't time the town decided to build up the wall at that spot to deflect the next rising tides.
Once upon a time the little park on the corner of Main Street and Post Road East in the heart of downtown Westport used to be an inviting little place to sit, eat a bag lunch, watch traffic, as described by Dan Woog with photos of how it used to look before the new owners of the old library ripped it all apart to replace it with this frigid slab of a concrete!
Tell me, you call that a bench? And check it out, the bench on the left isn't even level with the ground, which is an old trick used by developers to discourage loitering.
Might be time to restore the charm and character of this little corner.