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The old site of the Remarkable Bookstore is sold

The former home of Westport’s notable bookshop has been sold.

The 3,924-square-foot building at 177 Main St. has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Elish Van Breems Home, a Westport-based company that offers interior design services and a line of Swedish-inspired furniture. historical.

Remarkable Bookstore closed in 1994 but is still widely known with affection by many long-time Westport residents. The property’s newest tenant, Local to Market, opened last July as a grocery store offering Connecticut foods, but closed in April.

Saugatuck Commercial Real Estate represented the owner, United Realty, in the transaction and CBRE represented the buyer.

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Phil Hall’s writing for Westfair Communications has won numerous Connecticut Press Club and Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists awards. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release “Moby Dick: The Radio Play” and the upcoming “Jesus Christ Movie Star”, both published by BearManor Media ). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show”, co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport, and Outside of journalism, he’s also a horror movie actor – usually playing the creepy villain who is gravely killed off at the end of each movie.