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Monday, August 18, 2014

Max’s Readies for Aug. 31 Farewell

By James Lomuscio

With most of the store’s inventory gone and a closing date set for Aug. 31 after 59 years in Westport, owner Shirley Mellor sat at her desk today in the rear of Max’s Art Supplies, 68 Post Road East, and thought about the past and her future.

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Shirley Mellor (c) earlier this year with longtime employees Jay Cimbak and Nina Royce.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Well wishes, nostalgia and raw sentiment from the few customers near the the register echoed off the pressed-tin ceiling to where Mellor sat surrounded by tangible memories, most of them framed.

One was a stately painting her her late husband Max Kaplan who founded the store, once an iconic meeting place for scores of nationally known artists. Also surrounding Mellor’s office was original artwork from syndicated cartoonists who 1979 wished Kaplan a happy 65th birthday, “Max’s coming of age party,” Mellor said.

And there was the huge 1981 black and white photograph of the once famed arts community’s legends in front of the store for its 25th anniversary.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 7 Peach Lot Place

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 7 Peach Lot Place, off North Avenue, is in process. Built in 1960, the one-story contemporary has 3,403 square feet, is situated on a 1.02-acre property and, according to Assessor records, last changed ownership in June 1987 for $647,500. 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

Posted 11:42 AM
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Friday, August 15, 2014

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 16 Salem Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 16 Salem Road, off Roseville Road, is in process. Built in 1965, the two-story colonial has 2,458 square feet, is situated on a one-acre property and changed ownership last month for $950,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 12:46 PM
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Westport Property Transfers July 28 - Aug. 1, 2014

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 28 - Aug. 1, 2014:

Turkey Hill Court LLC to Gerardus Carneille Vanspaendonck, Marina Hendrika Vanspaendonck-Vermeulen, 9 Turkey Hill Road South, $2,720,000WNproperty.jpg

Daniel and Courtney Morrall to Juan Martin Fidalgo and Lorena Schioppa, 1 Angora Road, $1,325,000

Wendell R. and Leah P. Kurtz to Andaleeb Maksood Hossain, 24 Timber Lane,  $789,000

Jonathan S. and Elizabeth L. Hayes to 32 Turkey Hill South LLC, 32 Turkey Hill Road South, $2,275,000

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Comings & Goings: Garelick & Herbs Opens in Saugatuck

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Garelick & Herbs, 580 Riverside Ave., in the Saugatuck Center, opened today. Paola Garelick, who co-owns the business with her husband Jason, said, “We’re a gourmet shop that’s open for breakfast, lunch an dinner with a wide ranging family-oriented menu. We’re here for parents and their children.”  Garelick & Herbs occupies the space vacated in June by CM Gourmet Market after eight months (see WestportNow June 17, 2014). Hours are Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 05:35 PM
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Open for Business

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The new Garelick & Herbs Saugatuck opened today with co-owner Paola Garelick (l) behind counter. The store fills a spot vacated in June by CM Gourmet Market. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 05:30 PM
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Real Estate Report: Old Hill Area Prized Neighborhood

By Judy Szablak

Among Westport’s most prized neighborhoods is an inherently charming area known as Old Hill, which has been a favorite in town for many years.

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Featured Home: This home at 14 Broadview Road is listed at $4,595,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of William Raveis- Westport/ Leslie Clarke Homes

There are a number of vintage or antique homes located here, with some dating back to the Revolutionary and Victorian eras.

However, some magnificently designed newer homes also dot the landscape.

Less than 10 percent of the 322 homes that are on the market town-wide are in this neighborhood, yet only seven homes that are currently available here are less than 10 years old.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 40 Burr Farms Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 40 Burr Farms Road off Long Lots Road is in process. Built in 1954, the one-story split has 2,032 square feet, is situated on a 1.42-acre property and, according to the Town of Westport Assessor records, last changed ownership in July 2002 for $745,000. 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

Posted 04:40 PM
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Monday, August 11, 2014

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 14 Peaceful Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 14 Peaceful Lane off Whitney Street is in process. Built in 1962, the one-story raised ranch has 1,568 square feet and is situated on a .55-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

Posted 03:28 PM
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Friday, August 08, 2014

Westport Property Transfers July 21 - 25, 2014

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 21 - 25, 2014:

Eric and Barbara Hippeau to Covlee Holding LLC, 17 Covlee Drive, $2,600,000WNproperty.jpg

Gabriele Moscardino to 1 Loretta Court LLC, 1 Loretta Court, $875,000

Nita Cohen to Titiana and Walter Fischel, 16 Parsell Lane, $600,000

Alice C. Salem and Daniel Vanderaue to Robert K. and Elizabeth T. Magnuson, 12 Blind Brook Road, $1,870,000

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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Going Down: 2 Pine Drive

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The house at Westport’s 2 Pine Drive at the corner of Park Lane was demolished today. Built in 1960, the one-story split had 1,428 square feet, was situated on a .3-acre property and changed ownership in May for $680,000. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on June 5, 2014. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 11:20 AM
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Comings & Goings: Ron’s Barber Shop to Main Street

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After more than five years on Railroad Place in Saugatuck, Ron’s Barber Shop has moved to 190 Main St. in space formerly occupied by Sally’s Palace. Ron Provenzano, a Bridgeport native, opened the shop in Saugatuck in March 2009 and said at the time,  “it’s always been a dream of mine to open a shop in Westport.” (See WestportNow March 23, 2009). The shop is open seven days a week: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Posted 05:00 PM
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Real Estate Report: Allure of Waterfront Property Remains

By Judy Szablak

The allure of waterfront property in Westport remains evident, and whatever concern that the ripple effects of Sandy would hurt this segment of the market seems to have dissipated in a relatively short period of time. 

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Featured Home: This home on the waterfront at 92 Harbor Road is listed at $1,699,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby’s/ Westport

Right now, there are 53 Westport homes identified through our Multiple Listing Service as having direct waterfront of some kind, whether it be Long island Sound, the Saugatuck River, Bermuda Lagoon, or a pond, lake or brook. These homes have approximately 4,900 square feet on average, and have a median price of $2,795,000.

However, of particular interest is the Saugatuck Shore area, which has only 13 waterfront homes available at this time, ranging in price from $879,000 to $11.5 million.

This market area has a better than expected sale ratio and absorption rate, and the average sale price here is just over $3.2 million. With such limited supply, and a number of still reasonably priced homes, it appears that this area is on the upswing, and timing is equally as good for either sellers or buyers

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Posted 12:58 PM
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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 9 Burr Farms Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 9 Burr Farms Road, off Long Lots Road, is in process. Built in 1952, the one-story ranch has 3,190 square feet and is situated on a one-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

Posted 11:21 AM
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Monday, August 04, 2014

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 12 Brooklawn Drive

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 12 Brooklawn Drive off Easton Road is in process. Built in 1954, the one-story split has 1,825 square feet, is situated on a one-acre property and, according to the Town Assessor records, it last changed ownership in 2005 for $950,000. 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

Posted 02:04 PM
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