The Hair Place, 625 Post Road East, in the shopping center anchored by The Fresh Market, will close by July 31, after almost 44 years in the same location, according to owner Betty Cabral.
Betty Cabral: “We love this town, we love this community,” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
“Our rent has gone up and, for the first time, they’re adding common charges for parking, shrubbery and things like that,” she said. “So this is my time to stop. But this is my home, this is my family, it’s where I come every day.
“We have loyal, long time clients, some who are now in the third generation. We cut their grandchildren’s hair.”
Long relationships are not just with customers, she said. “One of our stylists, Lynn, has been here for 35 year,” she said. “She’s a grandmother now.”
The celebrity couple built the house in 2007 and put it on the market a year ago for $27.5 million. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Fingelly.com photos
Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas have sold their 7.56-acre Greens Farms estate overlooking Long Island Sound for $20 million, $7.5 million below their asking price, according to a filing recorded today in the Westport Town Clerk’s office. The sale was to a Beachside Avenue neighbor.
The celebrity couple—he is best known as a longtime TV talk show host, she for her “That Girl” TV series—bought the property at 120-122 Beachside Ave. in 1998. They put it on the market a year ago. (See WestportNow May 19, 2012)
The buyer was fellow Westporter Andrew Bentley who paid $20 million in November 2010 for three adjoining lots at 124, 126, and 128 Beachside Ave. (See WestportNow Nov. 1, 2010) Three years earlier, it had been listed for $37.5 million.
The sale came six weeks after radio host Don Imus and his wife, Deirdre, sold their 106 Beachside Ave. estate for $14.4 million, The four-acre property was listed in 2005 and 2009 for $30 million, in 2011 for $24.95 million, and the most recent price was set at $19.9 million. (See WestportNow April 12, 2013)
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 14 Bonnie Brook Road, in the Coleytown area, is in process. Built in 1961, the one-story ranch has 2,022 square feet, is situated on a 1.53-acre property and changed ownership last month for $1,050,000. 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
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “5 Generations of Yankee Ingenuity: The Gault Family” & “Tracy Sugarman, Citizen-Artist” 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “SOLOS 2013” 8 p.m. – Temple Israel – Erev Shabbat Service in honor of retiring Rabbi Robert Orkand