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Developer Calls for Downtown to be ‘Socially-Based’

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Westport real estate developer David Waldman told the weekly meeting of the Y’s Men of Westport Weston today the key to revitalizing Westport’s downtown is to make it “socially-based, not just retail store-based.” He pointed to such examples as the need for a movie theatre, a skating rink, a playground, and a farmers’ market in addition to the town’s existing rich assets that include the Westport Library. The cause of downtown vacancies “is not just the ‘Amazon effect’ but the demographics of Westport have also changed in recent years with a downturn in millennial presence,” he said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 4 Maplegrove Ave.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 4 Maplegrove Ave., off Imperial Avenue, is in process. Built in 1938, the two-story colonial has 1,974-square feet and is situated on a .69-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Teardown of the Day: 11 Brightfield Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 11 Brightfield Lane, off Center Street, is in process. Built in 1966, the two-story colonial has 2,422-square feet, is situated on a 2.07-acre property and, according to assessor records, last changed ownership in March 2006 for $1.2 million. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Comings & Goings: Organic Krush to Post Road East

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Organic Krush lifestyle eatery, will open this summer at 376 Post Road East in the Compo Acres shopping center. According to its website, the concept, inspired by founders Fran Paniccia and Michelle Walrath, is a local one-stop-shop offering healthy lunch, organic coffee and a family dinner. The couple opened their first location in Woodbury, New York and now have eight storefronts. The Westport location will be one of two in the state. The space was previously occupied by Chipotle from June 2015 to December 2018. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport Property Transfers Feb. 10-14, 2020

HSBC Bank USA NA-Tr. to Chun Wai Kwok, 91 Saugatuck Ave., $570,000

Mary B. Parkes to 7 Pioneer Road LLC, 7 Pioneer Road, $950,000

Barbara Brenner to Mirza A. Baig & Munawar Nomani, 248 North Ave., $765,000

Joan R. Halpin to Matthew A. Feldman & Theanne M. Chively, 2 Surf Road, $2,100,000

Patricia O’Malley to Howard Morris & Kathryn O’Halloran, 122 Regents Park, $617,500

William E. Kirby Revocable Trust to Jonathan & Emily Vlock, 5 Duck Pond Road, $1,115,000

Comings & Goings: Open Rice Opens

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Open Rice, featuring takeout Pan Asian and Poke Bowl cuisine, has opened at 903 Post Road East near the Sherwood Island Connector. According to co-owner Ben Liu (l), they also own and operate Open Rice at 930 High Ridge Road, Stamford since 2012. He is pictured with his father, Chef Wang Peng Liu. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Comings & Goings: Garelick & Herbs Closing in Saugatuck

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Garelick & Herbs, 580 Riverside Ave., has announced it is closing Feb. 29. Stores will continue to operate in Southport and Greenwich. In December, the stores’ owners were found to have violated federal work laws and ordered to pay $116,087 in back wages and liquidated damages, The Saugatuck store opened in August 2014. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com