The Big Bad Woof ~ expansion plans

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BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof



Hooray! This project was successfully funded on May 29, 2014.

Help us open our third location near downtown Silver Spring in the Rock Creek Shopping Center on Grubb Rd.


Description

We need your help to bring The Big Bad Woof to a new location in Silver Spring, MD! The Big Bad Woof has been running the finest holistic pet supply stores in the D.C. metro area since 2005 and can't wait to bring their no-nonsense brand of animal companion care to the Rock Creek Shopping Center on Grubb Road!

The Big Bad Woof is assuming the lease on the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op, which has about 3,500 square feet of retail space. We are working with the Co-op to repurpose some of their fixtures so as to maximize efficiency and reduce waste created by the move. Our store designer, Travis Price Architects, will be blending the new design of our Hyattsville location with the existing attributes of the Co-op to create a welcoming environment for both pets and their guardians. We will also be right next to local favorites such as the Parkway Deli and a local veterinarian will be taking a lease in the shopping center in 2014.

This is a great opportunity for us to expand and offer an even bigger variety of holistic, premium and raw diets for companion animals, small mammals and birds because of the additional space we will have at this location.

To get up and running we're looking to raise between $12,500k – $25k from our community to help pay for the following expenses:

  • Architectural Fees
  • Store fixtures and lighting
  • Construction costs
  • Marketing and advertising

We already have commitments from a few equity investors and are also working with City First Bank, the MD Neighborhood Works Program, and the Washington Area Community Investment Fund to make this dream a reality. We would love for you to join us as we bring our passion for pet care to more District residents and Marylanders in the DC / Montgomery County area, from Takoma Park and Silver Spring to Chevy Chase and Bethesda. We couldn’t be more excited to have you on board!


Background

The Big Bad Woof has been in business since March 2005 and is deeply committed to progressive sustainable views on local food, the environment, local economies and good works.

We have been on the cutting edge of the green economy in pet care and is Maryland’s first certified Benefit Corporation. We believe that our stores serve as a community resource and we have some big plans to offer our neighbors and customers great opportunities to connect over their pets (check out the rewards on the right!)


$13,500

raised of $12,500 goal

$25,000 overflow (what's this?)

0 days

left to fund

3 years

loan repayment term


// Repayment Progress

Repayment Date Amount
August 29, 2014$1125.00
November 29, 2014$1125.00
April 01, 2015$1125.00
May 28, 2015$1125.00
Total Repaid $4500.00
Balance Remaining $9000.00

Loans are repaid to Funders on a quarterly basis (unless businesses choose to repay them faster).

This loan is expected to be repaid in full on or before May 28, 2017.

BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof business profile
BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof
Takoma Park, MD
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The Big Bad Woof is a community resource for companion animals and their guardians. We provide access to organic, holistic and premium raw diets... read more.

// Project Affiliated With

Think Local First DC
Think Local First DC
4 Projects • $36,650 Raised

// Community Rewards

Just a few of the activities we’re planning for our new location are:

  • Woof Washes – Self serve dog wash with full amenities.
  • Dog Training Center – We will have a variety of set monthly training classes by local trainers.
  • Holistic Wellness Classes – Including pet massage, holistic veterinary services and wellness seminars
  • Woof Clinics – We are planning on building a section in the store for animal wellness practitioners to meet with clients and their companions. Services may include integrative veterinarians, chiropractors, homeopaths, acupuncturists, and others.
  • Adoption Events – Visits from local adoption groups including the Washington Animal Rescue League, Washington Humane Society, Great Pyrenees Rescue, Capital Cats, Pet Rescue Alliance and Greyhound Welfare.
  • Taking Action Days – We plan to host regular forums and to invite different groups and organizations to come to the store to highlight a specific social and environmental issue. These events will generally not be focused on companion animal issues. In the past we have had discussions on pesticide use, plastic bag referendums, local food economies, currency and clean water.
  • “Made In DC” Merchandise Section – We are planning a section of the store explicitly for local merchandise (mostly for humans). We are in discussion with SouperGirl and other local producers to be a pick-up shop for local goods.
  • Five-A-Day CSA Drop-Off – We will be a drop-off point for local produce created by local CSAs (Community Sustainable Agriculture), including fresh flowers.


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