A lease is signed and I am grateful to Walmart for trusting in me and the Fido’s concept. It will take about 4 months for the space at 7700 SW Dartmouth St. #110, Tigard, to be “built out”. We estimate a “soft opening” around August 1st. This location offers everything I dreamed of: Space for rescue dogs, seating for 65, thirty beer taps, a good food menu, patio and even a walking trail! I’m contacting charities to feature in our first month and for the official “Grand Opening”, which will be about 2 months after we open. Eat. Drink. Adopt!
I’m pleased to announce that we have passed the last major hurdle for a lease and are on the home stretch. Working on finalizing the floor plan for approval by landlord. Should have a signed lease within 10-12 days. The space is in Tigard near 217 / Pacific Hwy. It is a near perfect space for Fido’s. 2900 sq ft with a patio. Patrons can bring their Fido’s to sit on the patio with them. I want Fido’s to revolutionize how a commercial business can assist rescue charities. Yes we are a craft beer taproom, but you will not see a single beer sign anywhere other than the taps. Even the TV’s will play dog videos from YouTube and slide shows. We will feature and regularly promote Charities and provide them a venue to educate us on their mission. Events will feature guests from Authors, Artists, Photographers, Charities, Trainers, Police Dogs and eventually…dog loving celebrities. I promise that the World’s First Dog TapHouse will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. If you love dogs, you’ll love FIDO’S.
Received a wonderful surprise message today from Francesco Buonanotte, the administrator for the official FaceBook page of the Real Fido from Italy. He is flattered by the business name and that we posted the original story of Fido on our website. Responded in kind by thanking and liking Facebook/Fido Borgo San Lorenzo
Grounds & Hounds Coffee Company approves letting Fido’s post their logo to ILoveFidos.com The synergy of partnering with vendors with like minded missions to save shelter dogs will ultimatetly make Fido’s Vision a success.
I met the owner of Ad-Mark Promotional products, Jennifer Rose. Whadayaknow! She LOVES dogs and has a long history of helping doggie non-profits. This is exactly the type of vendor that will help make Fido’s a huge success.
We are so excited about finally getting the new website, logo, and mission established. Tell us what you think!