Award-Winning Pet Care Facility Opens New Pet Food Store In Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bark Avenue's Pet Project, a premiere pet supply store serving the downtown community, will celebrate its Grand Opening on Friday, October 5th with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 8:30am. Councilmember Jose Huizar, Councilwoman Jan Perry and Carol Schatz, President & CEO of Central City Association will be in attendance.

"Bark Avenue's new pet supply store, Pet Project L.A., not only creates jobs and provides Downtown L.A.'s pet-owning residents with one-stop supply service, it also supports Bark Avenue Foundation's critical efforts to reduce pet overpopulation and rescue and find homes for thousands of animals," said Councilmember Jose Huizar. "I welcome them to Downtown Los Angeles and thank them for their exceptional service."

"I am proud that Bark Avenue has taken the initiative to provide jobs as well as great products and services for the Downtown community. I support Bark Avenue's efforts to encourage residents to live, work and shop locally, while giving them an opportunity to support the important efforts of the Bark Avenue Foundation," said Councilwoman Jan Perry who worked closely with Bark Avenue to advertise an ordinance she authored to ban the sale of pets on city streets and has worked extensively with animal welfare groups to provide free spay/neuter and low cost vaccines to low income pet owners in her district.

The Grand Opening events will take place Friday, October 5th from 11am - 8pm and Saturday, October 6th from 11am - 6pm. The store is located at 548 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles and will offer a 20% discount off any purchase and goodie bags for all.

"We are a community pet store that focuses on the highest quality of pet food, treats and products to support downtown's local dogs, cats and bunnies," says Bark Avenue President, Jay Blumberg. "We are proud that a portion of all pet food and product proceeds go to Bark Avenue Foundation ( which offers life saving adoption services and spay/neuter programs."

For more event information, contact Bark Avenue's Pet Project at (213) 688-7752.

About Bark Avenue
Bark Avenue is the original downtown pet care facility serving all of the greater Los Angeles area. We offer award-winning daily playcare, the Bark Hotel, grooming and training for dogs. Bark Avenue received numerous awards including: LA Downtown News 'Best Full Service Pet Care', LA Magazine 'Best Place to Groom and Pamper Your Pooch' award and winner of the 2012 People's Choice award for 'Best Pet Supply'. Jay Blumberg, President Bark Avenue is a member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.