David Stone
After: PupCulture Edges Near Not Yet Announced Opening Date
After: PupCulture Edges Near Not Yet Announced Opening Date
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The latest in a series of announcements from Hudson Related, managers of Shops on Main, says that PupCulture, a daycare, grooming and dog walking service will fill up long vacant space at 544 Main Street, starting in the spring.

Update, March 14th, 2018: An opening date hasn't been announced, but activities in and around 544 Main tell us that it will be soon, easily meeting the promised spring kickoff.

PupCulture signed a 10-year lease for the 3,792-square foot space. 

"Soon, Shops on Main visitors will be able to take their pets to the full-service outlet for day-care, grooming, walking and other pet needs," Hudson Related said.

"This will be PupCulture’s third location, adding to storefronts on Hudson Street in SoHo and Broome Street in Tribeca. PupCulture at 544 Main Street is expected to open in spring 2019."

Among announced openings over the last several years, there's a spotty record for actual openings. Although Hudson Related cites the forthcoming Mexican restaurant Onda as soon to open, it's been nearly two years since being announced in December, 2016.

Similarly, a wine and snack bar at 503 Main, announced even earlier, remains in the initial phase of construction.

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Getting a non-restaurant business opened is likely to be easier with fewer bureaucratic hurdles to jump through. 

“As soon as our team stumbled upon PupCulture, I knew we had to have them on Roosevelt Island,” said Jorge L. Jorge, Director of Leasing & Sales at Lisa Management. “This one-stop-shop for pet supplies will bring a needed service for the island’s pet lovers.”

“A pet shop has been on the wish list of island residents for many years,” said Alex Kaplan, Project Manager at The Hudson Companies. “I am glad we were able to fulfill that need.”

“Our goal is to provide a unique amenity of highest quality pet services (daycare, boarding, grooming, walking and pet sitting services) to the residents of Roosevelt Island and the surrounding neighborhoods,” said Ibrahim Almiheh, President of PupCulture.

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