Westport’s Main Street welcomes another national retailer—Brookstone.
The store opened March 1 in the long vacant site at the end of the street leased but never occupied by Ralph Lauren. Handsome store. Those knowledgeable about Westport commercial real estate say with the signing, Westport’s Main Street hangs out the “no vacancy” sign.
The nation’s slowed economy has taken its toll on Westport like many other places, but local retailers say the town’s upscale residents have softened the impact.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be howls aplenty when a double-digit tax increase goes into effect July 1.