FW: Your PETCO Inquiry # 631582
- Here's PETCO's response to my 2/22 email to them.
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Subject: Your PETCO Inquiry # 631582
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 20:06:54 +0000
> Dear Mr. Gardner,
> Thank you for including PETCO in your correspondence attempting to sway
> the outcome of property where the Charlestown Caf� currently operates.
> It is obvious that you have a passion for the community.
> PETCO shares that same passion for every community where we have a
> store. In our West Seattle store, we employ 20 associates, some of whom
> have been with us for 20 years and in fact, our store has been there for
> just as long. In addition to all the services we offer pets such as
> grooming, photography, low cost vaccinations and obedience training, we
> host field trips for area school children and have helped countless
> animals find new adoptive families through our partnerships with Perfect
> Pals and Greyhound Pets. The location of our current store is no longer
> an option for us as that property owner sold the parking lot and it
> doesn't meet code for retail any longer.
> We've not signed a lease for any new properties yet; we only know we'll
> be moving. We have no say as to what the landlord of the caf� does with
> the property.
> Again, we respect and appreciate your passion for the future of a
> restaurant you obviously care a great deal about. Regardless of where
> our store moves to, we hope you understand our connection and commitment
> to the communities where our store and our associates live. We strive to
> enrich the lives of pets and their families and to strengthen the
> human/animal bond.
> Michele S.
> Contact Center Supervisor
> At PETCO, Animals Always Come First... Our People Make it Happen!
> Original Message-----
> From: AstuteCRHelp@... [mailto:AstuteCRHelp@...]
> Posted At: Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:41 AM
> Posted To:
> Email Address: davgg@...
> First Name: david
> Last Name: gardner
> PALS Number:
> Order ID:
> City: seattle
> State: WA
> Zip: 98116
> Phone Number:
> Subject: OtherConcern
> Message: To: Tom Farello, Director of Operations
> We are writing to express our strong objections to the proposed
> displacement of the Charlestown Street Cafe in West Seattle. This has
> been an enormously popular restaurant serving families and seniors for
> 16 years and it is scheduled to be demolished and replaced with a big
> box Petco store. Aside from the fact that Petco would be out of keeping
> with the neighborhood (there are only small, mom and pop stores in the
> vicinity), its loss would diminsh the options of those looking for good
> food at reasonable prices without having to travel out of the area. The
> CSC owners have been responsible and generous community members; their
> loss would be a loss to all of us. Here in Seattle we are designated an
> "urban village"; villages are small, close-knit communities and CSC fits
> in perfectly. We don't need a Petco, a store which is already ideally
> located in the Alaska Junction, a mile away. We DO need our Charlestown
> Street Cafe. And please keep in mind that you will be creating tremen!
> dous resentment towards Petco by kicking out CSC.
> David and Debra Gardner
> West Seattle