PHOTOS: Pet Wants Celebrates Grand Opening With ‘Leash Cutting’

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When you run a store providing high quality food for pets, you don’t just snip a ribbon to celebrate your grand opening: You host a leash cutting.

Some serious scissors were in order on Saturday, September 10 as Pet Wants urban feed store made its official debut in the South Orange Village Center retail landscape with a grand opening and, yes, leash cutting ceremony.

The three-hour celebration included face painting (dog and cat faces, of course), a photo booth, wag bag giveaways, delicious food for people courtesy of Town Hall Deli, and wine courtesy of Morgan’s Liquors, as well as other beverages.

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum was on hand, as were other local pet owners and animal lovers. Also there to celebrate were Jonathan Javins, Director of Operations, and his husband Jack Denelsbeck, the store’s Marketing Manager. They run the day-to-day operations of the store and planned the grand opening celebration. The two men are extremely knowledgeable about all the foods and products that Pet Wants offers and are great resources for South Orange-Maplewood pet parents.

Bob Zuckerman, who is Executive Director of the South Orange Village Alliance, and husband Grant Neumann ‘ decided to open Pet Wants South Orange to bring “new urban feed store and pet supply” services to South Orange and environs.

Pet Wants South Orange is a franchise of the Pet Wants Franchising Systems. Customers can buy food from bins in the store or receive free delivery service to their homes in South Orange, Maplewood and other surrounding communities.

Besides offering healthy pet food choices, Pet Wants also sells accessories, dog treats and balms for dogs. Although Pet Wants does not sell pets, it hosts both pet adoption days throughout the year and store-sponsored community events for pets and families.

Zuckerman and Neumann decided to open the business in South Orange to invest in the town and surrounding area’s future.

“Investing in a storefront business has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. The Pet Wants product and business model really spoke to me – the food is nutritious, it’s made fresh in a plant that’s never had a recall and customers can either drop by the store or have the food delivered right to their door,” said Zuckerman back in May when the store had its “soft opening.”

“When we learned about Pet Wants, a business dedicated to providing fresh, high-quality food for cats and dogs, I knew we stumbled across something special,” said Neumann. “It’s a perfect fit for the community we love so much.”

Customers will be able to order food for their companions by visiting the store, calling 973-762-4300, or ordering online Visit Pet Wants South Orange’s Facebook page here:

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