A high-end pet store and grooming salon in Clifton is closing, less than a year after opening.
BARC Clifton is operated by the Bristol Animal Rescue Center and was launched in February to support the work of the organization, the proceeds of which are donated to the charity.
The Portland Street site offers a range of high-end pet clothing and accessories and has its own grooming salon.
But it will close on December 22, resulting in the loss of four jobs just before Christmas, as it has not been able to recruit enough grooming staff, a spokesperson told Bristol Live.
They said, “We are sad to announce the closure of our BARC Clifton store.
“Our goal was to provide a range of high quality, cruelty-free pet products and accessories backed by a top-notch grooming service using only cruelty-free products.
“Unfortunately, although we were well supported by the public, we were only able to recruit a third of the grooming staff we needed.
“Our grooming service was a key part of our business plan, without the expert staff to meet the demand, we unfortunately had to make the decision to close the Clifton store.
“Over the past year, we have enjoyed being a part of the Clifton community and are very grateful to our fantastic team of store employees and volunteers for all of their hard work – and to all of our lovely customers and their staff. owners for their support. “
The Bristol Animal Rescue Center was established in 1887 and is based on Albert Road, St Philips.
The association will continue its work of helping, healing and welcoming animals despite the store’s closure.
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