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Westporter of the Week

Westport Patch has begun a new weekly feature to help you get to know your neighbors and friendly faces around town. This week meet local restaurant owner Elias Vlandis whose amazing donuts have gotten rave reviews on food blogs such as Roadfood.com.l

Name:  Elias Vlandis 

Age: 44

Occupation: Co-owner of Coffee An' Donut Shop for the last 18 years with my father George.

How long have you been in Westport?

For 18 years since we opened the business here.  I live in Milford and I'm originally from Bridgeport.

Where is your favorite place to go in Westport?

We like the beach.

Why Westport?

We came here because of the business.  The previous owners had it for 30 years before us and we really like it here.  It's a good town with nice people.  We get a big range of customers from wealthy movie stars and celebrities to regular working-class people and landscapers.  It's a great town.

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