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For All the Tea in Westport

By Fran

WestportNow Consumer Correspondent
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On a very cold day this week a friend and business associate suggested we meet for lunch at the Saugatuck Rowing Club. Their salads are a bargain, about the same as carry-out at Abbondanza,Ӕ he assured me. Which is why we were both surprised when the bill came to over $35.dunvilles260.jpg
Where the tea is steep: Dunvilles. WN photo

Has this ever happened to you?

HereҒs the culprit we had asked to warm up with a cup of hot tea while looking over the menu. Only after lunch did the check reveal that we were charged $3 each for tea, which if you include tax and gratuity, comes to well over $7.

This got me wondering what Westport֒s other eateries charge for that innocuous cup of tea. Heres what I found. (Note: no information was available for restaurants missing from the list.)

Hot and on the house Җ heres where the tea is free:

Jasmine Restaurant, 60 Charles Street, 221-7777
Matsu Sushi, 33 Jesup Road, 341-9662
Sakura, 680 Post Road East, 222-0802
Ships Corner, 23 Jesup Road, 226-6233
Tengda Asian Bistro, 1330 Post Road East, 255-6115

Staples Players Perform One-Act Plays at Toquet Hall

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The Staples Players presented a One Act festival Friday night at Westport’s Toquet Hall. The event, which repeats tonight at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., features 18 student-directed and student-produced 10-minute plays—a product of the school’s directing class. Shown are (l-r) Rachel Ritter, Sarah Morris, and Alec Galambos in “Time Flies” by David Ives and directed by senior Kathleen Hessman. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kerry Long for WestportNow.com

Today’s Westport Teardown: 9 Half Mile Common

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Today’s WestportNow teardown is at 9 Half Mile Common off of Cross Highway. A demolition permit has been submitted for the 1954 home which sold Jan. 18 for $750,000. Because it is more than 50 years old, the application must be heard by the Historic District Commission, which has put it on its Feb. 8 agenda. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport Property Transfers Jan. 17-21, 2005

Property transfers as reported by the Westport Town Clerk’s office for the period Jan. 17-21, 2005:

Westport Auto Sales to C. Lawrence Tirreno, 1350 Post Road East, $1,400,000WN property.jpg

C. Lawrence Tirreno to Westport Auto Sales, 19-25 Mills St., $1,400,000

David C. Larson to Shawn B. Liprie, 24 St. John Place, $781,000

Brendan M. and Jeanne L. Lesch to Craig A. and Allison C. Wiele, 114 Imperial Ave., $1,199,000

All Eyes on the Staples Windows

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Members of the Board of Education and other town officials toured the new wing of Staples High School Thursday to get a better understanding of the windows in the building. A $2.5 million request for additional funding for the Staples project has been held up by the board pending clarification of why all windows in the building were not made to open and close as specified in the board’s educational specifications. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Allen Bomes for WestportNow.com

Promoting the Westport Historical Society’s Latest Exhibit

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Mollie Donovan and Wally Woods show attendees at the Westport Historical Society annual meeting tonight a poster promoting the Society’s latest exhibit opening Feb. 6 “Hilla Rebay—A Baroness in Westport.” Hilla Rebay was the visionary spirit and co-founder of what is now the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as a noted painter of non-objective art. A special section of the exhibit is devoted to her home and life in Westport, including her Franton Court estate on Morningside Drive South. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo