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.

New Delivery Service

By Pennye Jones-Napier on The Big Bad Woof ~ expansion plans by BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof

Posted: April 11, 2015, 8:44 AM EDT

While we have spent the last year re-structuring our companies into one entity, we have had to place the expansion on hold. This loan helped us determine how much it would cost to open the 3rd location, and we had many items to tend to before we can consider this type of expansion. Thank you all for your support in helping us start the process.

We have taken steps with one part of our service for the new store, and that is to start a delivery service. We just purchased a new Ford Transit Connect after spending the last 6 months exploring how receptive customers are to having their products delivered. It is now the fastest growing part of our company!

We will post photos once the car is wrapped and hopefully we will be visiting some of you soon with our local Store-to-Door delivery service!

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Happy Holidays to all of our Supporters

By Pennye Jones-Napier on The Big Bad Woof ~ expansion plans by BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof

Posted: December 10, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

We wanted to take a moment during this busy season to say thank you to all of our funders. We wish you all a healthy and happy holiday season!

Many of you know that we have been on hold regarding the new location pending some additional strategic planning around financing. We are restructuring some of our corporate relationships and have been encouraged by our financial advisors to wait until the new year to review this project.

In the meantime, we have taken one component of our plans which was a local delivery service, and are beta-testing the service now. We are making improvements to it every week. If you would like o register for this new service, please visit this page to sign up, and let us do the heavy lifting this season.

As an added bonus, those of you who have helped fund us this year and are local will be upgraded in your Woof Club Membership to a Preferred Customer which gives you extra rewards. it's our way of saying thank you.

Warmest regards,

Pennye & Julie

Co-Owners

The Big Bad Woof

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Applications are into our lenders

By Pennye Jones-Napier on The Big Bad Woof ~ expansion plans by BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof

Posted: June 07, 2014, 10:38 AM EDT

We have all the applications into the lenders so we hope to have this part finalized within two weeks. We can then start really moving forward with the project!

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Thank you for helping us achieve our goal!

By Pennye Jones-Napier on The Big Bad Woof ~ expansion plans by BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof

Posted: May 17, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT

I just wanted to thank everyone who has contributed to this loan - this brings us closer to the funding we need for the new store and helps us pay for the TPSS fixtures PLUS some other expenses. We will keep you posted on our progress.

This also shows our lenders that we have Community Support which is just as important. Thank you again!

Pennye & Julie

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Campaign Extension for Do Good Week!

By Karan Jain on The Big Bad Woof ~ expansion plans by BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof

Posted: May 03, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

Funders, fans, and friends,

From all of us at Clovest, a hearty thanks for helping The Big Bad Woof get closer to opening their next location in Silver Spring! We're huge fans of the work they're doing and applaud them for the exemplary business they're leading.

In recognition of the progress the campaign has made so far (over $10k raised!) and Think Local First's upcoming Do Good Week (May 5 – 9), we've extended the campaign until Friday May 16th! Let's make these next two weeks count and help the Big Bad Woof reach their goal– they need to raise just another $2,275 and folks can lend as little as $25 to support their campaign. Remember, all contributions are repaid over the next three years (our loans have a 100% repayment rate!) AND will help earn some great rewards for the community!

We also hope that you'll check out some of the great events scheduled for the week and get a chance to hear from some of the leading businesses and entrepreneurs that are the driving force of our local economy.

Above all, being a community oriented company, we want to truly thank you, our community, for the gracious support you've provided thus far. As always, if you have any comments or feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or (202) 670 – 8716.

Thanks,

Karan + The Clovest Team

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Conceptual Drawings

By Pennye Jones-Napier on The Big Bad Woof ~ expansion plans by BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof

Posted: April 03, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

First we want to thank all of our current lenders. We are in a final push so please send out a link to your networks for this campaign to help push us up and over the edge.

I also wanted to provide a link for the conceptual drawings for the new space. It is out for review with the landlord so we are hoping to have their blessing soon. Bids are coming in from the structural engineers now.

Hope you like the drawings, we hope to have more full-fledged renderings posted soon.

Thank you all for your support!

Pennye & Julie

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Conceptual drawings approved

By Pennye Jones-Napier on The Big Bad Woof ~ expansion plans by BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof

Posted: March 11, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

we finalized the conceptual drawings this morning with Kelly and the plans are now going out for review with the mechanical engineers! The plans look GREAT, and we will be putting in the dog wash. The vet that will open two doors down will offer full grooming services.

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Contract signed with Travis Price Architects

By Pennye Jones-Napier on The Big Bad Woof ~ expansion plans by BBWoof, DC Benefit Corp, dba The Big Bad Woof

Posted: January 23, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

We have signed a contract with travis Price Architects to start on the conceptual drawings of the new space at the old TPSS Co-op location. We will be able to utilize many of the old fixtures and equipment at the natural food store, keeping these items out of the waste stream and extending their useful life.

Thanks to KIVA Zip for helping us with the first phase of crowd-funding for this project!

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$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
August 28, 2015$1125.00
November 29, 2015$1125.00
March 01, 2016$1125.00
June 06, 2016$1125.00
August 28, 2016$1125.00
November 28, 2016$1125.00
March 09, 2017$1125.00
June 30, 2017$1125.00
Total Repaid $13500.00
Balance Remaining $0.00

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.

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// 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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