Shops Close Downtown in Acorn Alley
Arctic Squirrel, Dog Squad close their doors
Two of downtown Kent's newest eateries have closed their doors.
Business management for both shops, which are operated by the same management, made the announcement on the eateries' Facebook pages.
Danielle Urban, an owner in both businesses, said that slow winter months at Arctic Squirrel made it difficult to stay current on rent for the space.
"We will all miss the place we knew as our second home," Urban wrote on the ice cream shop's Facebook page. "The smiles The Arctic Squirrel put on the faces of children, families, and friends will be forever in my memory."
The closures marks the third recent turn over of space in Acorn Alley following Dr. Greenbee's closing earlier this year.
The Arctic Squirrel had been open since the start of Acorn Alley as one of the development's first tenants. Ownership at the ice cream store had changed recently.
The Dog Squad was a fairly new addition to downtown, as the eatery opened in July 2012.
"As most know, being a small business owner is no easy job," management for the Dog Squad wrote on the store's Facebook page. "We made many sacrifices to keep the place open as long as we could. I want to thank everyone who came in to support us."