It is owned by Annette Norton, whose family have been business owners since the early 1900’s. According to 06680 Norton was quoted saying, “I felt the time was right to bring not a chain store, but a store you might see on vacation — with unique, cool items for everyone.”
Another store that people should check out is the Savannah Bee Company. This store is located downtown at the newly constructed Bedford Square. This is the first Savannah Bee retail store in the Northeast and according to the official Savannah Bee westport blog the founder Ted Dennard said, “it will be a great test to how Savannah Bee Company does outside of the Southeast.”
This store has a beautiful interior, which is a new concept design for the Savannah Bee Company. It has a variety of honey bee products ranging from skin care to literal honey. The employees are there to help and make it a very welcoming place.
Indulge by Mersene is also one of the many small businesses that Westport has to offer. This local business is at the train station and has gifts small and large. “We get our stuff from all around the world,” Liz Machette, an employee at Indulge, said. You can buy them individually or create an elaborate gift basket, which is perfect for a special occasion.
The store has a homey feeling with a very fresh smell thanks to a candle that is always burning. The layout is made in a way that every item catches your eye.
Lastly, Le Rouge Chocolates by Aarti is another small shop to check out. Handmade chocolates and cakes are sold in this store located on Main street, right next to Joe’s pizza. According to the Le Rouge website, “Le Rouge Chocolates by Aarti are created in small batches using fair trade dark chocolate and the freshest ingredients.” Wrote Aarti Khosla, founder of Le Rouge.
The inside of the store is very welcoming and the smell of chocolate always lingers in the air. When asked, Aarti said “All the chocolates are hand-painted and hand-decorated.”