Grove City Record

'24-7 Reptiles' wins approval from commission

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There was snaky business before the Grove City Planning Commission last week.

On June 3, the commission voted unanimously to recommend granting a special use permit that would allow a pet store -- 24-7 Reptiles -- to operate at 4302 Broadway. The application is now scheduled to go before City Council for final approval.

24-7 Reptiles, according to a staff report from the city's development department, plans to sell reptiles, fish and amphibians -- but not venomous snakes or dangerous animals, or dogs and cats. It will sell to the general public and other pet stores through online and retail purchases.

"24-7 Reptiles plans to bring quality reptiles, amphibian and fish to the local pet market," according to a business plan submitted by owner Chris Brodbeck as part of the application. "We will be operating within all federal, state and city guidelines and regulations pertaining to the sale of animals. ... We will also work to support wildlife conservation through school and birthday programs."

Most of the animals are expected to sell between $100 and $5,000 each. Proposed business hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

In other news from the Grove City Planning Commission June 3:

* The commission also voted unanimously to recommend approval of a special use permit for DNS Grooming, a full-service grooming and dog daycare salon at 4376 Broadway.

According to a development department staff report, the business will operate two to 10 appointments per day, with clients dropping their dogs off between 9 and 10:30 a.m. and being called in when their dogs are ready to be picked up. The facility will not have overnight boarding of pets.

This project also will require final approval from City Council.

* A development plan that calls for the demolition and replacement of the existing Burger King at 3462 Broadway also was approved. The proposed building will be 2,995 square feet, approximately 400 feet larger than the current building. The development plan now heads to City Council for final approval.

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