Monday, April 21, 2003
Connollys Out, The Vine Mediterranean Grill & Pizza In
Another familiar Westport restaurant is gone, soon to be replaced by an upscale pizza place.
ConnollyҒs Restaurant and Taproom, a longtime fixture on Post Road West on the corner of Sylvan Road South, closed down suddenly earlier this month.
The restaurant, once known as Connolly’s The Seafood Steak House, was marked by its distinctive green and white striped awning.
A sign on the window tells visitors soon opening in its place will be The Vine Mediterranean Grill & Pizza.
We will be closed April 14-29 for minor renovations,Ӕ the sign says. Once again we thank you for your faithful years of patronage at ConnollyӒs Taproom and we look forward to seeing you at our new establishment.
The sign said the new restaurant would offer a weekend breakfast buffet, a Sunday brunch, an all-you-can-eat selection plus ԓfree online home and business delivery services. The sign gave an Internet address which is not operational.
A workman who answered the phone at the former ConnollyԒs said The Vine would be under new ownership.