So what would be cool? Westport needs more clothing stores, but not regular ones. I think it would be great to get clothes store in, but even better to get a designer co-op. Two ways that would work. First several small designers/students could work together and open a place. Another way is for one person to open it and rent racks to the designers. They do this a lot with crafts, but I have not seen it with clothes. Seems like a great way for new designers to get some exposure when they are not quite ready to open their own shop.
A baby/child consignment store would be good too. Something like Children's orchard.
I have my eye on the spot that used to be reading reptile. When I have enough $$ in place I want to open an "art playground". The name isn't worked out yet. A place for people to come and create. Like a gym, only you work your creative mind, not your body. People can rent a locker to keep their projects in and use the facilities to make stuff that they can't or don't want to do at home. I know that when I try to make gifts for family it's hard to keep them secret. I actually came up with the idea one day when I got sick of pulling dog hair out of a knitted project. (I don't knit at home not that I have the shop). Anyhow, it's an idea only at this point. I'm sure insurance will be through the roof, but I have faith. Eventually it will all work out.
For the little restaurant I want either an Italian place or a boutique bakery. Something like Baby Cakes in the market area.
If anyone has any outside the norm ideas for places that should open in Westport, send them on. I would love to hear them.