Gears in Motion as Pet Pantry Pivots Toward New Greenwich Location

Baang

1191 East Putnam Ave was formerly home to the restaurant Baang. It sat empty in July 2014.

Eversource has replaced CL&P as the supplier of electricity in Connecticut and Pet Pantry Warehouse owners are on notice that the utility intends to end their lease of 290 Railroad Ave in order to build a new sub station.

Last summer Pet Pantry purchased former home of the restaurant Baang on 1191 E Putnam Ave with the intention of opening a second location in Greenwich.  Now it seems that this new location will become their only location.

At Tuesday night’s Planning & Zoning (P&Z) meeting the commission voted unanimously to approve Pet Pantry’s plan to add a second floor creating three dwellings, with retail establishment on first floor at 1191 East Putnam Ave. The next step is for the Architectural Review Committee to agree to the aesthetics of the design.

On Tuesday, Pet Pantry made a presentation to P&Z that included data analysis comparing the number of individual items in the inventories of the current Pet Pantry location and other comparable Pet Pantry locations.

Pet Pantry’s Greenwich location has approximately 69,000 items, which is 43,000 more than the other comparable locations.  The number of customer visits made daily to the other locations is less than a third that of Pet Pantry’s current Greenwich location.

Another observation is that the previous inhabitant of the new Pet Pantry location was a bustling restaurant with a, “Horrific parking problem,” according to Nancy Ramer of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Co-owner of Pet Pantry, Adam Jacobson has stated that the parking situation for the new Pet Pantry would be far quieter.

Pet Pantry is one of the very few pet supply stores in Greenwich.  While Greenwich will be adding a sub station, it will be keeping Pet Pantry.

See also: Petition Circulates on Change.org to Support Pet Pantry

Eversource: Pet Pantry Was Notified of Our Railroad Ave Plans in 2013

Future of 290 Railroad Ave? Pet Pantry Owners Hire Outside Counsel

Show and Tell: Eversource Reveals Plans for Pet Pantry Property

Eversource to Provide Revised Rendering of 290 Railroad Ave Substation

Bye Bye, Baang Café and Bar

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