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Family Owned for 50 Years, Main St. Building in Westport Sells

The Remarkable Bookshop served generations of local writers and readers at the end of Main Street in an 18th Century sea captain's home, before it was turned into Talbots.

 

The Remarkable Bookshop premises at 177 Main St. was sold for $4.2 million during the holiday season.

"It has been family-owned for almost 50 years.  I am sorry to see it go, but the family managers live out of town." said Sidney Kramer, whose wife, Esther, ran the bookshop for almost 35 years, prior to a 15-year tenancy by Talbots.  

The bookshop served generations of local writers and readers down at the end of Main Street in an 18th Century sea captain's home that Esther Kramer had painted bright pink. The Remarkable name (remark is Kramer backwards) has been picked up by the Westport Historical Society as the name for its bookshop.

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177 Main Street, which is flanked by Oscar's Delicatessen and Coach, was officially sold on December 27. The building was sold by 177 Main Street Association LLC located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was purchased by 177 Main LLC located in Temple, Arizona. 

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