Doggone: A Block From First Run, Pet Shop Goes Under

photo(171)Daniel Maurer

After months of struggling to hang on, Zee’s Pet Shop and Supply has closed. Workers who earlier today were breaking down the empty storefront on Avenue B, near 10th Street, said they didn’t know when exactly the business folded, and had no idea who would occupy the space next. It’s the latest closure off of the northeast corner of Tompkins Square Park, following Life Café and Lakeside Lounge.

Back in February, Timothy Sanders, the landlord at 155 Avenue B, told The Local that Zee was having trouble making the rent. He wasn’t available for comment today.