Pet Store ‘Loyal Companion’ to Close at McHenry Row

| February 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

Pet store Loyal Companion at McHenry Row will close at the end of February. This news was first reported by Baltimore Business Journal.

Loyal Companion’s parent company Independent Pet Partners (IPP) announced on February 6th that it filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Loyal Companion is a national brand with additional locations in Canton, Catonsville, and Mt. Washington.

In a statement, IPP said:

It is our intent to use these proceedings to reorganize operations and focus on our core markets where we have the strongest foothold. To that end, we will close all stores outside of Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, and going-forward, will operate under our Chuck & Don’s and Kriser’s banners.

Loyal Companion made the following statement on February 6th:

To our Loyal Companion community,

With a heavy heart, we want to inform you that  we’ve made the tough  decision to close our Loyal Companion stores.  We have  loved serving the community and  supporting you on your pet wellness journey.

Our stores will be open through the end of February.  We will  be offering  liquidation discounts and we encourage you to take advantage of these great  offers to get all the supplies you need.

While  it’s hard to say goodbye,  it’s  easy to say thank you. Thank you for  being part of our family. Thank you for caring about pet wellness. And thank  you for supporting your local community.

We’ve  enjoyed all the hugs and belly rubs along the way.

~ Your Loyal Companion Team

The McHenry Row location was previously home to Dogma before the company was bought out by Loyal Companion in 2019.

McHenry Row is owned by 28 Walker. Jay Sapperstein of 28 Walker told SouthBMore.com he was “surprised and saddened” to hear about the closing of Loyal Companion. He said the McHenry Row location did well. 28 Walker has started its search to fill the retail space.

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