Hollywood Feed is doubling the size of its Midtown location.
The natural and holistic pet food merchant is taking over the bay to the east of its retail location at 2015 Union Ave., adding a dog grooming shop and more retail space. Haso Inc. is the general contractor for the project.
Hollywood Feed has a total of 10 Memphis-area locations and recently branched out into into Alabama, central Mississippi and other parts of Tennessee. It’s a text-book example of how a local business on a growth pattern can help keep the Memphis retail scene afloat, said Jason Polley, project leasing director of StoneCrest Investment LLC’s Memphis office.
“The local entrepreneurs have been the ones that have really led the way in trying to take advantage of opportunities to really get into quality space with rates that they might not have had the opportunity to lease space from in the last few years,” Polley told The Daily News in May. “As people are trying to figure out new careers as they’ve maybe been downsized or lost a job and starting new businesses, it’s been really the local entrepreneurs that have gotten out there, taken some risks and tried to start new businesses here.”
Read more about how Hollywood Feed keeps pets’ health at top of mind here.