It this not what’s wrong with P.G. these days? Low volume specialty stores that contribute less in sales tax revenue think that they are entitled to some kind of protection by the city. That kind of thinking drives me out of town to shop.
Six small, locally owned P.G. pet businesses – Stone’s Pet Shop, Best Pets and Posh Pets, plus three grooming services – are leading a protest of the chain store they say could shut them down.
“They’re picking on the little kids on the playground,” says Stone’s co-owner Tom Radcliffe.
Radcliffe is upset Pet Extreme plans to open a store just a short sprint from Stone’s, into the 7,000-plus-square-foot space vacated by Hollywood Video in the Country Club Gate Center.