February 12, 2021
FEBRUARY 12, 2021 – TRUE Commercial Real Estate announced the lease signings of three, new Choice Pet locations, as the firm continues to expand its retail footprint across Connecticut and the Tri-State region.
Working directly with Choice Pet, TRUE brokers Dominick Musilli and Richard Schnider assisted Choice Pet with the securing of these properties by proactively pursuing higher-performing Pet Valu locations in targeted markets. By leveraging TRUE’s long-standing relationships with top landlords, Choice Pet was able to beat their competitors to the punch and secured these key locations, before they were readily available. TRUE partners Jason Wuchiski and Tyler Lyman represented landlords in Southbury and Old Saybrook, Connecticut, respectively. Specifically, these new Choice Pet Connecticut stores will be located in Copps Hill Plaza in Ridgefield, Southbury Plaza in Southbury, and at Max’s Place in Old Saybrook.
“Choice Pet had a quick opportunity to take over former Pet Valu locations in these outstanding markets. Our analysis carefully reviewed and considered a number of closed pet stores with our customer, and they ultimately decided on these prime locations, due to their fit with their overall strategic goals and objectives” said Dominick Musilli. “We are very confident that these locations will provide great returns for Choice Pet, and will lead to additional opportunities in the near future.”
Importantly, as the companion animal pet marketplace has grown greatly during the pandemic, these newly signed leases reflect that market trend, and will strategically expand Choice Pet’s reach in key tri-state markets, as it grows its store count to sixteen locations throughout Connecticut (11 stores), New York (4 stores) and New Jersey (1 store).