The long-in-the-making Unleashed by Petco finally opened its doors on Wednesday, in a brand new building on Seventh between Union and Berkeley. It's a massive space, one of the largest in the neighborhood, I'll bet, and they seem to have planned it out pretty well, separating it into sections with labels like "Fun and Fashion" and "Health and Nutrition."
As this is an "Unleashed," there are no pets for sale (although they'll be holding adoption drives every weekend), and there's an emphasis on natural, more wholesome/holistic foods. Literally anything you might need for your pet is available here, including a "treats bar" that reminds me of a self-serve candy station.
This Saturday and Sunday they'll even have a pet photographer on hand to photograph your pet, for ten bucks.
Shiny, new, and uncluttered, I'm afraid of what this place's arrival in the neighborhood will mean for some of the local independent stores.
Unleashed by Petco, 81 Seventh Avenue Brooklyn NY 11217. Phone: 718-230-5059.