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Oct 14, 2012 10:06 AM

Windmill in Stratford...closed?

Drove by the other day. There was an orange sticker from the state of CT saying it was closed. I assume (and hope) this is temporary. Windmill is one of a dying breed: neighborhood bar w/ fact great German food which if hard to find. Any info?

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  1. Vazzy's has "coming soon" in their ad today. Still called the Windmill Tavern. " Our latest addition to the Vazzaro Family".

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    1. re: barbaract

      Interesting...I can't believe Rudy finally sold the place! Hope nothing changes though. Talk about a nostalgic local haunt that should remain that forever. My Mom and Dad met there over ~40 years ago.

      1. re: LorenV

        We used to go in the late '70's to play pool and eat roast beef sandwiches on rye.

      2. re: barbaract

        just what the greater Bridgeport area didn't need, another Vazzy's. Ordinary, mediocre Italian American red sauce food.

        1. re: bagelman01

          The ad says hot dogs, hamburgers, German knock wurst, potato pancakes, pastrami, corned beef, and turkey club sandwiches, French dip roast beef, hand cut fries, soups, salads, chili, and daily early bird specials 5-7 pm. So I guess they are trying to keep up the old ways. I don't see onion rings. I could speculate, but didn't their cook retire? And the loss of French's bakery ( but that's another story).... At least Rudy can retire.

      3. I spent a few memorable Sundays eating great hot dogs there, drinking beer and watching football on their horrible TVs. Good times.

        1. Re-opening in a few weeks. The renovations look pretty impressive.

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          1. re: LorenV

            Yes, it appears they are gutting the place. I'm anxious to try the food, but the thought of 19 TVs could keep me away. Brats and Kielbasa sound good, Vazzy's pizza, no.

            1. re: bagelman01

              With the Windmill it's all about the Porchetta. If they keep that...