Reader, neighbor, and dog owner Lauren Zavier recently wrote in looking to spread the word on a store feature she’d like to see more of:
The smartest store in Park Slope is BagelWorld on 5th Ave because of it’s doggy window. I would buy sooooo much more from Culture, Zito’s etc if they understood the trouble of the dog owners in PS. Can you tell them? […] The window is like a drive-through for pedestrians walking dogs. You can order through the window which opens to behind the counter. They even give out dog treats… I know how many dog owners there are in PS and how many people love this window! Now let’s get more windows!
Of course, the window is possible for Bagel World because their counter abuts the store front, as opposed to the aforementioned Culture and Zito’s. Still, if it is as much of an issue for dog walkers as Lauren says, maybe it’s worth brainstorming other solutions. I know I’ve heard of businesses that will meet you out on the sidewalk if you call ahead to say that you’re coming.
Dog owners and walkers, chime in. Is there a need here?