Although it closed late last year, the entertainment elves in Westport have been working quietly to revive the failed former country, dance and concert venue.
As recently as last week, hopes were high that a team of “investors” would be assembled to divide the space in two and conquer with the southern third a Stanford & Sons comedy club and the northern two thirds country with the odd live concert and a re-imagined outdoor, beach party scene.
While that still could happen, those hopes have dimmed.
The odds of a Beaumont Club reincarnation?
“Not good,” says Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer. “They’ve just dragged it out so long that I don’t think (the landlord) is wild about the country thing because they know successful dance clubs don’t usually last that long. But you know, maybe a new country bar could be a winner and last a long time.”
“I’ve been looking for a space in Westport for nearly three years,” Glazer says. “I don’t have any place else to go.”
Short of Manor Square coming to its senses, the prospect of missing out on Stanford’s and the Beaumont is Westport’s loss, Glazer says. ”
“We would have been the best entertainment bet for the neighborhood,” Glazer says. “And I think a country club with Mike Kennedy would have been good too.”
Glazer’s guess as to what the landlords have in mind for the space: corporate.
“My guess is that’s the direction they’ll go,” he says.