Pet Supplies Plus opens in Brea, the second franchise for North Orange County – Orange County Register
Fido, your dirty dog days are numbered.
Pet Supplies Plus has opened at the Brea Gateway Shopping Mall, its second franchise in north Orange County in a year.
Located at 407 West Imperial Highway, the store stocks a variety of pet supplies, food and accessories. Very popular (with the owners and probably not the dogs) at this pet store chain are the dog washing stations. The raised sinks are stocked with shampoo, hot running water, a dryer and towels. The price is $14 for a single wash, or buyers can purchase a punch card and pay less.
If Fido prefers a professional to wash his kibbles and sundries, grooming services are also available.
We reached owner and manager Rabih (pronounced Rah-bee) El Rabaa on Friday 14th October, its first day of business.
El Rabaa said he and his wife Bashaer will be the day-to-day managers of the 6,500-square-foot store, which is sandwiched between the UPS store and nearby Ralphs. Rabaa, a native of Lebanon and a graduate of the University of Arizona, said the franchise model is one he and his finance degree would appreciate.
“The idea that this is a developing market encouraged me to invest in my first business,” he said.
Rabaa remodeled the closed Fantastic Sam’s and Avenue fashion store along with two other vacant stores to create the pet shop. He has hired 12 people so far and said the challenging job market has finally started to ease.
“There is more movement now,” he said on Friday.
Rabaa will hold grand opening events on Saturday 5th November and Sunday 6th November with giveaways and sale prices.
Pet owners are welcome to shop with their well-behaved dogs, he said.
Pet Supplies Plus Brea hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Call 657-767-3176 or visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.
Just a year ago, another Pet Supplies Plus opened in Yorba Linda. This East Lake Village Center store is located on the corner of Yorba Linda Boulevard and Village Center Drive.
Eye specialty store debuts in Newport Beach
eyeXam, an eye care boutique offering optometry services and eyewear, opens November 4 at the Crystal Cove shopping center.
It is the second store for the Santa Clara-based company.
eyeXam officials say the company offers eye care in a “lux spa-like setting.” The optometry shop at 7976 E Coast Hwy. will be fully staffed with ophthalmologists and staff to assist with eyeglass purchases.
Those who know the mall overlooking the ocean on the Pacific Coast Highway know that it is also home to Williams Sonoma, Trader Joe’s, Javier’s, Marche Moderne and Mastro’s
The company’s first eyeXam is located in Santa Clara.
Last day to submit after applying for an IRS extension
The IRS is reminding taxpayers who have applied for a federal extension that it’s time to file their 2021 tax returns with the agency — today.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, Monday is the last day for most people to file a 1040 form to avoid a late filing penalty.
Here are some ways to get help submitting:
IRS-free file Individuals or families with an adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less in 2021 may be used.
The IRS has one too Interactive tax assistant tool online (irs.gov/help/ita)
For foreign applicants, go to the English tab below IRS.gov Home and choose another language.
The IRS reminds procrastinators that they can schedule a payment until the 11:59 p.m. deadline. Go to irs.gov/payments
Jason Cochran of Newport Beach has been named chief executive of American West Restaurant Group, Pizza Hut’s third-largest franchise group with Pizza Hut restaurants in Southern California and Utah. Cochran has a combined 25 years in retail and restaurants. Cochran comes to AWRG from Chipotle in Newport Beach, where he served four years as Vice President of Operations.
The Orangewood Foundation has appointed four directors – Brandon J. Fetta, Jamie Saul Hong, Maegan Lujan and Barry McManus. They each serve a three-year term.
Brandon J. Fetta is a Relationship Manager at Capital Group, home of American Funds. Saul Hong is Vice President of Sales at Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. Lujan is Director of Solutions and Services at Toshiba America Business Solutions. McManus is President of Klein Products.
Post-pandemic fundraising for Orange County nonprofits was buzzing as events kicked into high gear this fall. Here are some that took place over the past few weeks, with more details coming next week…
Unlimited Possibilities raised $330,000 for its new pediatric therapy center in Santa Ana. The fundraiser took place on Saturday October 1st as part of their 2022 Limitless Gala & Concert. It is also the 70th anniversary of the organization.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress raised $283,000 at their annual Field of Dreams Gala and Auction at Angel Stadium. The money will help provide a safe after-school and summer program for children and youth in the cities of Anaheim, Cypress and the surrounding area.
Speech and Language Development Center raised $290,000 at the 44th Annual Dick Gorrie Memorial Golf Tournament. Money raised at the tournament will support comprehensive services at the nonprofit’s Buena Park and Temecula Therapy Centers, as well as its schools program, which is offered in partnership with more than 50 districts throughout Southern California. The school and therapy center serves children and adults with special needs in language, learning and behavior.
Community Action Partnership of Orange County, a nonprofit organization that supports low-income families and individuals, raised $100,000 at their Night of Hope event. The nonprofit Hope for the Holidays campaign helps families in need during the holiday season by providing food and toys to the county’s most vulnerable residents.
The Mission Viejo-Saddleback Elks Lodge Veterans Committee held its first food drive, filling a truck bed with non-perishable groceries and delivering them to the St. Killians Food Pantry in town. The pantry provides food to local families in need and is open Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm and Fridays from 9am to 12:30pm. If you would like to make a contribution, the lodge hosts a food drive on the first Saturday of every month from 9am to noon.
Laura’s House raised $550,000 at its 28th Annual The Next Adventure Gala at the Newport Beach Country Club. The money raised will support victims of domestic violence, including residential home programs, counseling and legal services, and prevention and community initiatives.
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