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S-pet-actular: Opening of a new pet grooming salon in Champlin | To free

At Champlin City Council on April 12, the city approved a motion to issue a pet grooming store license to The Pup Parlor. The new pet grooming business will be located at 11191 Commerce Drive N. in Champlin’s Elk Creek Business Center, adjacent to Fantastic Sams and Cafe Donuts.

Owner Amanda Wickman has been an animal groomer for 15 years and previously ran The Pup Parlor from her Maple Grove home. When her house served as a grooming salon, many of her clients who saw her every six to eight weeks lived in Champlin, and Wickman began to think about potentially having a place that would serve those clients more effectively.

Very soon she will have her dream. “I’ve always wanted to have my own business for a long time,” Wickman said.

With few other pet grooming salons nearby, Wickman expects the new location, which she hopes to be ready by June, will allow her to accept more clients with a larger square footage. for grooming. However, she is waiting for building materials to complete construction, which has been delayed due to COVID-19.

With four groomers on staff, Wickman hopes The Pup Parlor can be a valuable resource for pet owners in Champlin and the surrounding communities. “I feel like I’m going to help the community have another option for an experienced groomer,” Wickman said.

Instead of waiting up to two months for a grooming appointment at a pet grooming store, Wickman says an advantage for customers who come to the Pup Parlor is that the wait will likely be just that. weeks, not months. Inside the salon there will be separate grooming rooms for each dog groomed, including an individual bathing area.

“I want people to know that I will take good care of their animals,” Wickman said.

When The Pup Parlor is operational, Wickman plans to use Facebook as the primary source of information for the public. Customers will be able to book appointments by calling, emailing, or texting Wickman.

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