In August, we signed a lease on an amazing downtown space that has been vacant for several years. There is a lot of work to be done to bring it back to life, so we have no definite opening date yet but promise to keep you posted as things progress.
The address of the new space is 830 W Sprague Avenue. It is located on the corner of Sprague and Lincoln, across the street from the Historic Davenport and kitty-corner from the Bing Crosby Theater.
Our new space will offer full-service dog grooming, 2 self-serve dog washing stations and lots of awesome retail options much like our north store! However, our downtown location will NOT offer daycare and the simplest reason is “zoning.”
To offer daycare services, we must be in an area zoned “light industrial.” Options in these zoning areas downtown are not the beautiful historic buildings or the safer pedestrian-friendly streets we feel comfortable having our employees and customers venture through.
The first rule of a successful business is “location, location, location!” and this new location is a winner! We feel strongly that despite the lack of doggy daycare in the downtown store, Downtown Yuppy Puppy will be a huge success!
Stay tuned for more details!
-Aquila and Gavin