Downtown canine homeowners can now cleanse their canines — with out making a large number of their tiny bogs or shelling out for a pricy groomer — due to a brand new self-service spot in the East Village.
Companions Arlette Sarkissians, 38, and Nicola Leggo, 34, opened Now You’re Clear on East 10th Avenue only a few weeks in the past.
It was Leggo’s personal soiled canine, a two-year-old pit bull combine named Mia, which sparked the thought for the enterprise. Sarkissians was staying with Leggo through the early pandemic, and the pair had hassle discovering a spot to scrub the pup, Leggo stated.
New Yorkers tight on area and money will go to nice lengths to get their canine clear, Leggo famous: one couple who’re regulars at Now You’re Clear used to schlep their four-legged buddy from the East Village to a canine washing stall at a Brooklyn Petco — a two-hour errand, Leggo stated.
“In Europe, self-service is one thing that exists,” Sarkissians, who was born in Italy, stated.
The high-tech bathing cubicle at Now You’re Clear options an enormous tub, shampoo and conditioner, and dryers, the jewellery and inside designer stated.
They’re “at full capability” on weekends already, Leggo stated. The truth is, it’s going so effectively, she give up her day job as a administration marketing consultant at Ernst & Younger, the Massive 4 accounting agency, the place she labored for seven years, she stated.
Single washes price $25; there are bulk reductions. Now You’re Clear additionally sells pricy pet items and a groomer stops by on Tuesdays, providing “doggy facials” and “doggy mani-pedis” for $15 and $16, respectively.
The shop has a yard the place clients can wait and play with their canine if the bathtub is taken.
Leggo stated she envisions a “non-public subscription” for entry to the yard, aimed toward pet homeowners preferring to keep away from the unwashed plenty at public canine runs “for a lot of causes,” like filth, ticks, or simply having a canine that’s “not assured” round different pups.
Kris Chan, 34, stopped by Friday to scrub Butters, her four-year-old, 95-pound Nice Pyrenees, who she stated is “tolerant” of baths.
“I used to scrub him mainly on the sidewalk. I’d refill paint buckets of water,” stated Chan, who together with her husband Jay co-owns Brooklyn restaurant Fancy Nancy.
Now You’re Clear is such an enchancment for Chan and Butters, she makes a degree of driving the canine into Manhattan to go there.
“He truthfully actually enjoys it. I believe it’s due to the 2 homeowners. He is aware of that every time he’s there, they’re always giving him treats,” she stated.