Access to train station house reduced

Rail riders who use the Wilton train station have seen their access to the station building severely curtailed the past few weeks.

As of May 21, the business inside the station, Vintage Salsa and Rotisserie, closed and the building has only been open from 5:30 to 8:30 weekday mornings.

The state Department of Transportation is not exactly sure what has happened, and attempts by The Bulletin to reach the business owners, Tiffany and Tony Tecce, have been unsuccessful.

“The closure was abrupt,” Kevin Nursick, a DOT spokesman said, and future steps are unclear at this time. It was a requirement of the tenants’ agreement to open the building for a period of time each weekday, he said.

“Our concern is making sure our customers have access to the waiting area,” Mr. Nursick said. “We don’t know if this is a short- or long-term issue.”

The food concession opened in August 2012. The station house itself was reopened in October 2010, after having been closed for five years. It underwent a $198,000 refurbishment paid for with federal stimulus money.