Saturday, January 02, 2010
Franklin Avenue Getting a Pet Supply Store (or 2)
In a move that's sure to be a hit with the domesticated animals of Franklin Avenue and their doting owners, Fisher's and Pulp & Bean owner Tony Fisher is planning to open at least one, and maybe two, pet supply stores on Franklin Avenue. Fisher has had a busy fall with the opening of his new coffee shop, but after a much-needed January vacation, he plans to jump back into the always-improving retail scene, first at a space he owns south of Eastern Parkway (near his other family supermarket, the Pioneer) and then potentially at a location north of Eastern. He mentioned that he'd spoken with a few landlords, including the owners of the space next to Bristen's (pictured above).
Based entirely on anecdotal evidence, I'd say there's demand for the business--I see plenty of dogs around on leashes and cat owners have made their presence felt on Brooklynian recently. The new mascot of I Love Franklin Ave will certainly be pleased.