Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Unleashed by Petco is unloading its pet supplies as store is closing on 2nd Avenue

After two-plus years at 31-33 Second Ave., the Unleashed by Petco shop is shutting its doors.

Sale — Nothing held back! — signs are up in the windows, as this photo by EVG reader EJ show. An employee said that Jan. 23 is their last day here between Second Street and Third Street in the retail space of the East Luxe rental building. Not sure at the moment why this Unleashed is closing.

The specialty retailer of pet food, supplies and services opened here in August 2015.

The San Diego-based retailer operates more than 1,500 stores in the United States under the Petco and Unleashed by Petco names.

Developer Ben Shaoul bought this property for $5.6 million in 2011. He later added three floors to the existing building … then unloaded it for $29 million to real-estate investor Sunny Yung.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Ben Shaoul planning a 3-story addition at 31-33 Second Ave.

Bracing for 3 new floors at 31-33 Second Ave.

Checking in on the work in progress at 31-33 2nd Ave., where Ben Shaoul is adding 3 new floors

Ben Shaoul's bland new 2nd Avenue building is called The East Luxe

[Photo of 31-33 Second Ave. from 2009]


Anonymous said...

Funny that this place went from “Urge” to “Unleashed”. What next “Bedlam”?

Anonymous said...

Great. Sunshine is closing. Now, this? I liked this location because the staff were friendly, the selection was vast, and it was close to my flat. Wait. Don't tell me. This is going to be another spot for entitled millennials to brunch on the weekends? Great. Now, I have to visit the shit show that is Peco in Union Square for cat food.

Anonymous said...

Damn. They offer really affordable rates for vaccines/pet maintenance. Was nice to have them around the hood. Will be forced to go back to their Union Square location now :(

Anonymous said...

I blame the location, seems to be kind of a dead spot. Pet ownership is booming around here.

Jose Garcia said...

With so many locally-owned, reputable pet supply shops in the neighborhood I can't imagine why anyone would shop at a chain store, however nice and friendly their employees may be.

Anonymous said...

Mayhem is already taken I suppose.

Neighbor said...

Because it's cheaper and more convenient most likely

Jose Garcia said...

Many of us walk by Starbucks daily and go a bit out of the way for a locally-owned alternative even if it's a bit pricier. If we want to protect what's left that's unique about our neighborhood we need to put our feet and our wallets where our mouths are. Humbly, jg

BagelGuy said...

What the heck is going on at lower 2nd Avenue. So many empty spots from First to St Marks.