Lisa Shackelford, June 10, 2021 MetroWireMedia.com
Bar K has teamed up with Kennelwood Pet Resorts, a leading petcare services provider, to develop Stay! @ Bar K, a 7,000-SF facility that will reside adjacent to Bar K in the Grove neighborhood at 4565 McRee Avenue.
The new petcare facility will offer daycare, dog grooming and dog training services as well as dog boarding by shuttling dogs from Bar K to one of Kennelwood’s existing boarding facilities.
“Kennelwood has always been proud to be an innovator in the pet care industry. That is why we are excited to partner with Bar K to bring together the best-in-class pet lover experience, and the best-in-class pet service experience in this unique pet destination,” said Chris Danforth, president of Kennelwood Pet Resorts.
Daycare dogs will be able to romp in Bar K’s expansive, 2-acre dog park during their stay where they will be able to experience Bar K’s unique play structures and engage with other dogs (and humans) enjoying the space.
“This will make Bar K an even more indispensable part of the lifestyle of dog lovers in St. Louis,” said Leib Dodell, founding partner of Bar K. “Now, in addition to spending time with their dogs and their friends in our joyful space, pet owners will be able to leave their dogs in a safe, trusted environment, as well as take advantage of Kennelwood’s unparalleled expertise in grooming and training.”
The combined Bar K and Stay! facility will be housed in a 56,000-SF repurposed warehouse previously occupied by Cardinal Building Supply company. The project is being developed and built by Green Street Real Estate Ventures, which will also be moving its headquarters and approximately 60 employees into the same building at 4565 McRee Ave.
The grand opening of the new Stay! @ Bar K facility is slated for October 2021.
About Bar K: Bar K is a unique new destination combining a thoughtfully designed, fully staffed dog park with a modern bar, restaurant and event space. Bar K brings engaged, community-minded people and their dogs together to share connections with their pups and each other in a joyful and creative atmosphere. The first Bar K opened in August 2018 on the riverfront in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. More locations are planned around the country. To learn more, visit www.barkdogbar.com.