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Former Pet Store Up For Rent [Empty in Smithtown]

The 2,000 square foot former home of Pick of the Litter is now on the real estate market.

After closing following a fire in July of last year, Pick of the Litter on Smithtown's Main Street will not re-open, and the location is now up for rent.

The landlord, who did not provide his name, confirmed Friday morning that the pet store would not be opening for business again. He also stated the 2,000 square foot storefront located at 105 East Main Street was for rent, and there have already been several businesses interested in taking over the location. While he said there has been interest in the location, he said there is "nothing definite" with any possible suitors.

The landlord also said the location has only been on the market for a "couple months."

There is currently no commercial listing on the real estate website MLSLI.com with additional information on the location.

Pick of the Litter in Smithtown was a business that was met with much criticism. While receiving two positive comments under the "reviews" section in the Patch directory there were far more negative reviews, and there are even more negative reviews on other websites where locals could critique local businesses such as Yelp.com and InsiderPages.com.

RELATED: Cause of Fire Above Pet Shop Still Unclear; Owner Says Pets Are Safe

RELATED: Cleanup Starts at Fire-Damaged Pet Shop Building

What would you like to see fill this vacant storefront? Let us know in the comments.

Steve January 18, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Would love to see a good delicatessen.
Sara January 18, 2013 at 08:56 PM
A brand new deli just opened a few doors down. Nino's is great.
Kristie M January 22, 2013 at 02:51 PM
So glad it is gone for good! It deserved all the negative press and then some. Pet stores selling puppies are no more than inhumane puppy mill retail outlets with astronomical markups. The $30 puppy trucked in from a Midwest mill is $1300 in store, with no regard for health or the breeding parents. Buyers think a $200 coupon makes it a great deal. It is not. Never buy a puppy in a pet store or online. The landlord should be ashamed it took a fire to get them out. I hope it stays vacant until a cruelty-free tenant can be found.


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