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Your Keys, Please: Customers Enjoy Curbside Service In Westport

A shopper hands his keys off to a rain-soaked valet outside the new Bedford Square development in downtown Westport.
A shopper hands his keys off to a rain-soaked valet outside the new Bedford Square development in downtown Westport. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
A car pulls up to the valet parking station outside Bedford Square on a rainy Thursday in downtown Westport.
A car pulls up to the valet parking station outside Bedford Square on a rainy Thursday in downtown Westport. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Valet parking is now available outside Bedford Square in downtown Westport.
Valet parking is now available outside Bedford Square in downtown Westport. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

WESTPORT, Conn. — Shoppers were sure happy to see the valets at Bedford Square, the new downtown shopping complex, during Thursday’s rainstorm.

Poll
Will you use the valet service?
Final Results Voting Closed

Will you use the valet service?

  • Yes, every time
    22%
  • Yes, but only when it rains
    9%
  • Yes, it will reduce congestion in town
    11%
  • No, I can walk a couple of blocks
    58%

With the municipal lot several puddles from the development project’s front doors, those visiting newly opened Anthropologie & Co. and Amis Trattoria — the complex’s first businesses — ditched the downpour in favor of the complimentary service near the Church Street entrance.

The development, formerly the Westport Weston YMCA, has been about 10 years in the making, according to Dan Zelson principal at Charter Realty and Development, which owns Bedford Square.

Related story: Westport welcomes opening of first shops at Bedford Square

Valet parking is available daily and will be especially useful when more shops open in the coming months.

When completely occupied, the 40,000-square-foot site will be home to additional retail, a small amount of office space and 24 residential units.

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