BIZNOTE: Addy’s Pet Shop on the way to Highland Park

(WSB photos)

Thanks for the tips! After reader questions about the future of the bright-green building at 11th/Henderson, we made contact with its owners, who bought the property late last year, and found out about their plan:

Addy’s Pet Shop is on the way this fall. David Leischner and wife Cortney are the building’s owners, and he’s busy remodeling:

He explains that they live in Highland Park “and we would drive by the building every day. During the start of the pandemic, I was helping out a friend at his pet store in Wallingford, Wally’s Pets, which is where the idea of opening our own shop began. We would walk our dog, Addy, past this building frequently to Westcrest dog park. We feel fortunate in our decision when you consider the location of the building to the dog park and the great neighborhood we live in.”

So far they’re on schedule to open Addy’s Pet Shop on October 1st. Hours will be 10 am-7 pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed Mondays. They’ll specialize in dog and cat supplies – food, treats, toys, carriers, leashes, collars (no fish or reptile supplies).

P.S. This is not the family’s only new venture – their second child is due soon, too!

7 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Addy's Pet Shop on the way to Highland Park"

  • Scrappy August 13, 2021 (2:02 pm)

    Well, that’s the best news I’ve heard all week! Fantastic!!! What a positive addition to our neighborhood. I look forward to your Grand Opening and wish you both great success!

  • JL August 13, 2021 (3:25 pm)

    Thank you for taking over the space.  Will it be Pet Friendly?  Back in the 60’s-80’s it was a Pop’s neighborhood convivence store.  A place for us kids to get our Candy, Ice Cream and such.  Mr. Price owned it back then and was a neighbor of mine.

  • pam August 13, 2021 (3:28 pm)

    In the old Circle K!  (Yeah, I know…. long time ago!!)

  • Deanna August 13, 2021 (9:05 pm)

    Yay!  I’m so happy to see that building have new life and serving our pet loving community.

  • David Leischner August 13, 2021 (11:48 pm)

    My wife and I appreciate everyone’s interest in our project. We will absolutely be pet friendly! With a dog and two cats in our own home, we would love to meet all our neighbors, both two and four-legged. We would also love to see any old pictures of the building, so we can document it’s history and evolution. I know it was a Circle K, a grocery store, a convenience store, among other things.We look forward to meeting everyone!David and Cortney

  • AL August 15, 2021 (5:58 am)

    Way to go!  Can’t wait to visit your shop!

  • Alex August 18, 2021 (3:55 am)

    Looking forward to adding a stop in my dog walk to purchase my dog’s treats! 

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