“Pet Wants” Pet Food Company Is Coming To The Avenue!

Attention, pet parents of Huntsville! The Avenue apartments on Jefferson Street will soon welcome a new tenant to the pack. Pet Wants pet food company is a new-to-Alabama shop that will provide high-quality pet food for cats and dogs, leashes, toys, and other select items.

“As the first Pet Wants location in Alabama, I am proud to meet the needs of our city’s four-legged companions,” said Kelli Smith, owner of Pet Wants in Huntsville. “I am genuinely concerned about your pets’ lives and I have personally seen the benefits of Pet Wants with my own dogs.”

A 1,170 square foot space, Pet Wants is slated to open in July 2018.

“It’s nutrition you can trust.”

Founded in 2010 by Michele Hobbs and Amanda Broughton, Pet Wants currently has more than 100 locations nationwide.

“Michele’s own dog had terrible skin issues due to allergies,” shared Kelli. “She was looking for ways to improve his health from the inside-out, and that’s when they decided to start a company that paid attention to the chemistry, quality, and sourcing of its pet food.”

The Cincinnati-based company’s mission is to “improve the nutrition, health, vitality, and well being of pets throughout North America.” And they are conquering that task one dog bowl at a time.

“Pet Wants is more than a pet store, it’s a pet nutrition company,” clarified Kelli. “We are dedicated to providing the highest quality food that will be in your pet’s bowl within weeks—not months. All of our food is free from by-products, corn, wheat, soy, and dyes. We make it possible for pets to get the most nutritious diet in a way that’s convenient for clientele.”

Speaking of convenience, Pet Wants will offer free delivery within a 50-mile radius of its downtown location, easy online ordering, and even have an auto-delivery option.

“If you choose, you can have our food delivered to your door or office every month,” said Kelli. “Maintaining your pet’s healthy diet should not be a chore. We hope to provide peace of mind—in more ways than one—when it comes to caring for your pet.”

“We slow-cook food to lock in nutrients.”

Unlike mass-produced pet food brands, Pet Wants orders small batches of food according to customer demand. This means all Pet Wants’ food in the shop is younger than eight weeks old. Customers can purchase food by the pound, meaning less food is wasted and every meal is fresh.

“Over time, the nutritional benefits of pet food naturally degrade,” explained Kelli. “Pet Wants’ food will only stay on our shelves for up to eight weeks. This helps us ensure your pet’s food is the freshest on the market and always nutritionally rich.”

Kelli also shared that an animal nutritionist is on staff at Pet Wants’ headquarters and monitors the quality of the food—down to its chemistry—in order to maintain the brand’s strict standards.

“Pet Wants ensures that every single batch is tested,” said Kelli. “I can confidently say that if it’s at my store, it’s quality.”

“Let’s discuss your pet’s needs.”

First and foremost, Kelli said she wants to work with and help animals in need.

“I welcome consultations with our clients via phone or in-person at the store so we can discuss which foods will most benefit their pets in the long run. We can take a close look at the contents of the food they are feeding their pet and figure out ways to improve the diet together.”

Different formulas for cats and dogs are available in store, along with a line of salves, balms, and sprays for dogs that are made from therapeutic-grade essential oils. Be sure to ask Kelli about Pet Wants’ all-natural mosquito, flea, and tick spray.

“I create the balms and sprays in-house,” said Kelli.

“Bring your pets and hang out with us!”

When asked why she chose downtown for her home base, Kelli raved about the area’s community feel.

“Opening the shop in downtown was always a goal of mine,” said Kelli. “There’s nothing better than the family vibe and support that businesses give each other here. I believe our location will help us reach the most pets possible with quality nutrition, while still providing individualized attention to our customers.”

Pet Wants will be a pet-friendly space that welcomes four-legged friends. There will always be fresh water—and maybe a treat or two—ready for your dog when you visit.

“Downtown Huntsville is an active, pet-friendly place,” said Charlie Sealy, co-developer of The Avenue. “The residents of downtown, visitors to the dog park and other parks, as well as owners seeking the very best for their pets will find Pet Wants to be an exceptional boutique offering wonderful products and services.”

Why choose Pet Wants?

“We are passionate about your pets,” promised Kelli. “We’re fresh, local, and we want to be a valuable part of the Huntsville pet community. Our job is done when we see the pet you love begin to feel better, play better, and enjoy each day to the fullest.”

Stay tuned to our blog and social media channels for more updates on Pet Wants! We will be sure to send out information on the grand opening soon. Be sure to follow Pet Wants on Facebook and Instagram.

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Another Update For The Avenue—Scout & Molly’s Grand Opening Party This Week!

If you’ve strolled by The Avenue in Downtown Huntsville recently, you’ve seen the major changes happening at the retail shops on the ground floor. With women’s boutique Scout & Molly’s already open and other shops soon to follow, we are excited to share the latest updates with you.

There’s exciting news from Scout & Molly’s, as they plan to host their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting party this Thursday, October 5th from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Owner of the shop, Lori Mullins, said she’s “excited to offer a fantastic destination for women to come again and again to find a fresh selection, with stylists at the ready to make them look their best.”

Scout & Molly’s will have some amazing prizes to give away at the event. So come by this week and check out its beautifully unique style and apparel. The grand prize is a $250 shopping spree and shopping party!

Church Street Purveyor

Church Street Purveyor’s opening is just around the corner, and the team said to stay tuned to their social media channels to stay up to date on their opening. Very soon, guests will be able to enjoy the restaurant’s chef-curated food, handcrafted cocktails, and spirits.

Oshi Poké Bowl & Sushi

The Hawaiian poké concept, Oshi Poké Bowl & Sushi, plans to begin construction within the next couple of weeks. After they complete three months of building time, the team said they are pushing for a 2017 opening.

Oshi plans to have a Grand Opening special for guests that come in the first week in order to celebrate the restaurant’s first Alabama location. Get more details on Oshi’s Facebook page—they will release more info about a month prior to their opening.

Zoom Indoor Cycling

Zoom Indoor Cycling’s soft opening is scheduled for October 10th, and you can book a free preview class now. Pre-opening classes are 100% free and will give you a chance to check out Zoom before they open. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity! Click here for more info.

Soda Jerk

The old-fashioned soda shop with a very modern twist, Soda Jerk, will bring uniquely delicious American fare to Downtown Huntsville. Owner Tom Sheffer will have more information soon about the projected opening for this eatery. So stay tuned here!

Have you visited Scout & Molly’s? Excited about the concepts coming to The Avenue? Let us know in the comments below!

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Welcome “Oshi Poké Bowl and Sushi” As The Avenue’s Next Tenant!

Have you heard of poké? If you’ve been on social media within the past year, you’ve probably seen a few pictures of poké (pronounced POH-keh) bowls show up in your Instagram feed. But if not, you’re about to find out all about the latest culinary trend because it’s coming to Downtown Huntsville in November!

“In Japanese, ‘oshi’ (oishii) means great taste,” said Min Liu, main operator of Oshi Poké Bowl & Sushi‘s Huntsville location. “We have watched the trend spread from the west coast and beyond in the restaurant industry and we realized the concept works well. One of the best features of the poké bowl is that everything is customizable and countless combinations of flavors and textures can be experienced.”

Oshi will be open from 11 am – 9 pm, Monday through Sunday!

As the concept of poké spread, Min, Chef Jackie Chang, Tom Huang, and Paul Liu—the dream team behind Oshi—decided to expand their gastronomic horizons and offer the same high-quality ingredients they were accustomed to working with within a more casual dining atmosphere.

“Poké is a dish that originated in Hawaii and has grown in popularity because larger markets embraced the concept,” said Min. “The bowls typically include fresh seafood, vegetables, sauce, and seasoning. At Oshi, customers will be able to select their desired protein, veggies, and seasonings to create a one-of-a-kind meal.”

So whether you’re a tuna fan, love crab meat, or prefer mango and squid ink rice, Oshi will be able to cater to your needs. The selections are extensive and they are all sourced from the freshest sustainable sushi-grade fish.

Oshi plans to work with local Huntsville breweries to provide a craft beer selection. Wine and sake will also be available for purchase.

A 2,362 square foot space, Oshi will showcase recipes from Min’s uncle, award-winning Chef Jackie Chang. Jackie began his culinary career in 1992 and has since offered his skills to multiple high-profile restaurants, including Umi Sushi and O-Ku Sushi in Atlanta.

Originally from South Korea, Jackie moved from the island of Jeju to Atlanta, Georgia where he spent the next year learning English. He later perfected his skills in hibachi-style cooking and delivered meals that married great food with an exceptional culinary art form.

“My uncle Jackie is a genuinely nice guy with a lot of enthusiasm for what he’s accomplishing,” explained Min. “He began his career by taking over one of my mother’s restaurants and has used his incredible work ethic and showmanship to be picked up by some of the most renowned restaurants in the Atlanta area.”

Photo credit: Oshi Poke Bowl & Sushi

Tom Huang will also bring his experience and expertise to the table with his history in restaurant ownership and operation. As the Founder of the popular Chin Chin restaurants, he is well known throughout the restaurant community as an innovative game changer with more than 20 Chinese restaurant locations in the southeast area.

With the recipes from Jackie and the help from his associates, Oshi will offer high-end dining in a more relaxed setting.

“In fact, we plan to have the aesthetics of the space match the commitment we have to providing the freshest, high-grade food possible,” said Min.

The look and feel of Oshi will take on a “modern minimalist” design with mainly black and white décor, wood accents, hints of green, and clean, simple plants dispersed throughout. Min said the idea is to emphasize the simplicity and quality of the available fare.

Anusha Alapati, Crunkleton broker and leasing agent for The Avenue, was excited from the get-go at the prospect of bringing Oshi to life in Huntsville.

“When I discovered this group of restaurateurs in Atlanta, I knew immediately that Oshi’s healthier options and modern minimalist ambiance were something Huntsville would embrace,” said Anusha. “I think this is especially true in the downtown area where cuisine is increasing in diversity and quality.”

While Oshi will open its first Alabama-based restaurant at The Avenue, Min said they plan to open the restaurant’s first site in Alpharetta, Georgia by October. However, Huntsville has always been in the plan for the team due to its growth and overall enthusiasm for eclectic dining.

“We are thrilled to have Oshi Poké Bowl & Sushi open its first restaurant in the state of Alabama at The Avenue,” said Sasha Sealy, co-developer of The Avenue. “It is a great addition not only to our development but also to Downtown Huntsville. It’s a new dining option that mirrors what you would typically see in urban, mixed-use developments in larger cities like Atlanta, Nashville and Chicago.”

As for Min, he had one more thing to share.

“Huntsville is growing rapidly and it’s evident that this city appreciates great food,” said Min. “We plan to give our patrons the restaurant experience they deserve. For me, working in this business is a way of life. Eating is essential, but you can make it an experience—a memory. That’s what we want to do at Oshi. We want to make sure you can’t wait until your next visit.”

Visit https://www.facebook.com/OshiPokeAvenue/ to learn more. And stay tuned to our blog for updates about the opening of this new, exciting restaurant!

Have you tried a poké bowl before? Let us know in the comments below!

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Construction Update: The Avenue

Recently, we announced the addition of three new tenants that will join Church Street Purveyor at The Avenue in Downtown Huntsville—Scout & Molly’s Boutique, Soda Jerk, and Zoom Indoor Cycling. We wanted to give you a quick update on the progress of these exciting businesses coming to the Rocket City.

Scout & Molly’s construction is mostly finished and owner Lori Mullins announced via Facebook on July 27th that the shop would be opening within 30 days! We can’t wait to see the beautiful inventory that will soon be on the shelves.

Be sure to follow Scout & Molly’s Downtown Huntsville location on Facebook and Instagram to get additional updates on the opening!

Church Street Purveyor has a gorgeous space with intricate architecture and stunning details already coming together. The restaurant will offer a unique dining experience where you can take your food and wine pairings to the next level. Church Street Purveyor is scheduled to open mid to late September.

Construction at Zoom Indoor Cycling is moving along fast. It’s going to be a wonderfully built fitness space with spa-grade amenities and plenty of room for high-energy, exhilarating classes. Owners Justin and Cara Goodman said they plan to have a soft-opening in September. Be sure to join Zoom’s mailing list to lock in pre-opening rates, which will be their lowest ever! Check out Zoom Huntsville’s official website where you can subscribe to opening updates and more.

One more update:

  • Soda Jerk is a new eatery created by restaurateur Tom Sheffer that will offer quintessential American fare and a selection of craft beer, cocktails, and wines. As construction moves forward, we will continue to give updates on when you can get your hands on this delectable food made with uptown ingredients and a downtown vibe.

Remember, we still have a few spaces left! If you’re a retail business that’s interested in joining the shops at The Avenue, contact Wesley Crunkleton or Anusha Alapati to take the first steps in bringing your concept to Downtown Huntsville.

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