The San Leandro-based pet food and supply retailer, Pet Food Express, is set to open its newest store in Walnut Creek, in the space right next door to Trader Joe's--that was recently occupied by the late Elephant Pharmacy.
Pet Food Express will also be opening about a block from another pet food and supply retailer, PETCO.
Pet Food Express already has its sign affixed to the building it shares with Trader Joe's, and to the sign posted at the corner of Newell Avenue of South California Boulevard. A digital countdown clock in Pet Food Express' new window says this Walnut Creek store is due to open in 24 days, which Soccer Son and I estimate to be Tuesday, November 17.
The company likes to promote its local Bay Area roots. ... And the fact that its 34 stores offer the largest selection of holistic and hypoallergenic pet foods in the United States. The chain also boasts of other features, described on its website as "cool" or community oriented: an interest in helping local pet rescue organizations, offering low prices that beat the competition, and, hmm, self-service dog washes. (Hey, what about cat washes? Meeee-ooowww!)
As for the competition with PETCO ... Me-ow! Pet supply chain store cat fight brewing!
We pick up our kitty cat's food at PETCO for the time being. But, hey, if that brand is available next door to Trader Joe's--where I regular stock up on basic food items--meats, breads, dairy, baking goods, chocolate!!!, and Two Buck Chuck Cabernet--well, I might be frequenting Pet Food Express more often.