First Black-owned pet store opens in Gary

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THE ALL PET Supplies storeowner, Gary M. Carlson (right, center) and his sales team are joined by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson (left, center), and councilwoman Ragen Hatcher as they prepare to cut the ceremonial grand opening ribbon on Feb. 23, 2018.

Another indicator of the city’s ongoing growth and attractiveness to businesses was the opening of All Pet Supplies, which took place on February 23, 2018. During the State of the City address, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, who attended the pet store’s grand opening ceremony along with Jerome Prince and Councilwoman Ragen Hatcher, shared with the guests the many attributes of the new store and its contribution to the city of Gary.

Gary M. Carlton, a Gary resident, who is an owner and operator of a trucking company with a career in the trucking industry that expanded over 18 years, decided to pursue his dream of owning a pet store. “I love animals and have always dreamed of opening a pet store in order to provide top quality pet products and services,” said Carlton. “Pet parents want the best for their animal companions, a quality shopping experience, and good value when shopping for food and pet necessities. Now the citizens of Gary and surrounding areas do not have to travel far in order to purchase pet supplies, they can save time and gas and shop close to home.”

ALL PET SUPPLIES store located at 3982 Broadway in Gary, Indiana is now open for business.

All Pet Supplies, located at 3982 Broadway, opened its doors to the local community and pet parents to celebrate its grand opening event.  The store is the new go to place for pet food, toys and supplies. It offers a broad range of pet food—from natural and holistic foods to popular grocery brands–such as Eukanuba, Diamond, Iams, Meow Mix, Friskies, Pedigree and many more healthy pet brands.

ASSISTING A CUSTOMER with dog food is the store’s owner Gary M. Carlton. The store stocks a broad range of pet supplies in a spacious customer and pet friendly environment.

All Pet Supplies will also feature pet supplies like fish tanks, birdcages, and reptile food, everything you need for your pets. The first 25 neighbors received a gift package and other free giveaways. The opening events included fun activities, refreshments, raffles and music. In the future the store will host a variety of pet seminars, as well as “Puppies for adoption,” hosted by the Gary Humane Society.

All Pet Supplies features nearly 1,400 square feet of space, providing pet parents with a comprehensive line of pet products. The pet store’s future plans will be to offer various pet services that will be beneficial not only to your pet, but for the pet parents as well. While All Pet Supplies is offering quality products to the community, the store will also aim to be a strong supporter of the local community. Through a combination of supporting local events like, sponsoring causes that are important to community members, All Pet Supplies’ future plans are to work with local shelters and their animal adoption programs.

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