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What happen to Abbondanza-Westport?

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I swear i drove by not long ago and it was thriving. The place is empty and a "for Lease" sign is up.

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  1. They were not doing well and closed just a few weeks ago. Apparently the owners are looking to open a dinner only restaurant in Fairfield in the near future and are working on a deal. Location is under wraps from what I heard...

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    1. re: sibeats

      Eh that's not what I heard.

      Abbondanza's rent space was up and Westport's location was too expensive. Abbondanza IS opening in Fairfield around June-July supposedly altho location is under wraps.

      http://06880danwoog.com/2010/04/10/ar...

      I actually think Abbondanza and Bonda (its weekend only restaurant) are both quite good for Westport standards.

      1. re: wreckers00

        Ummm...what I said is really not much different than what you said...maybe not doing well equals rent is too expensive...either way, they are moving to a place in fairfield that is under wraps...and I heard it from someone who spoke directly to the owner...and he said they were opening a dinner only restaurant.

      2. re: sibeats

        Maybe they're going into the old Chat-n-Chew location, next to Devan Infiniti?

      3. Abbondanza is moving into the old La Colline Verte/Fraich space in Fairfield's Greenfield Hill shopping center. They have been painting and renovating to get ready. Looking forward to the opening this summer!