Village Faire’s Dog Mania Is Doggone

by The Editors on January 26, 2010

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Dog Mania, the store that carried high-end fashions, treats, and toys for pets (like Harry Barker Tennis Balls), packed up their doggie biscuits on January 17, 2010 and left the Carlsbad Village Faire. Calls to their phone number ended in a disconnected line.

The location, which is nearly invisible to passing traffic, has been home to several failed businesses over the past four years (Sonoma Valley Market). Wonder who will be next?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ben January 26, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hmm… Kind of reminds me of that place off of Marron and Jefferson. What’s it called? Tony Roma’s… I mean the Samba Brazilian Steakhouse, um… I mean Finnegan’s Irish Pub, ur… Fenway’s Sport Bar & Grill.

Mike Bertrand January 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

Funny how some of the businesses in Village Faire seem to do pretty well…not even on the main thoroughfare side of the center. Could it be a lack of advertising, of letting folks know you’re there? Also, high-end anything in this economy seems to be struggling. Bargains and discounts rule…

Point being, it’s NOT the location that’s bad. It’s what you do with it…IMHO.

Steve February 13, 2010 at 7:16 am

I’ve noticed over the course of many years that people open businesses without ever having done any kind of market research.

Using the “Field of Dreams” business model, they get the business open, and say “Tah-dah! Here we are!” and wonder why they don’t get any business.

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