Aug 27, 2013
05:01 AMConnecticut Today
End of Summer Seaside Tale: Westport Folks May Want Southport Beach Food Shack Blasted by Sandy
Meg Learson Grosso/Minuteman
The shack that formerly stood on Southport Beach in Fairfield is now on a lawn on Beachside Avenue.
The 300-square-foot shack that used to dispense food at Southport Beach in Fairfield got washed across Pequot Avenue when Storm Sandy hit last October. The town's Department of Public Works pushed it back again last fall, but town officials told Hunter King, who has had the concession there for many years, that the shack would have to be demolished.
The town decided not to rebuild it and prefers the food cart that is there now.
However, just before the mid-August deadline for demolition, the shack disappeared and reappeared on the side lawn of a Beachside Avenue home, about a mile away.
Now, the planning director in neighborcalled Fairfield’s Assistant Planning Director Jim Wendt to ask if the town of Fairfield had any plans for the shack. It seems the Westport Planning Director has received calls from his residents about the status of the shack.