A locally owned pet supply shop will soon open at Lake Anne Plaza.
PetMAC Marketplace and Adoption Center, which has a store in Arlington, has signed a lease to take over the spot formerly occupied by The Cupcake Ladi at 11412 Washington Plaza.
PetMAC owner Cindy Williams, a Reston resident, says she hopes to open at least part of the store in early to mid-December.
Williams says PetMAC specializes in nutritional needs for pets. In addition to pet toys and supplies and higher-end and all-natural brands of pet food, she also has the products and expertise to help with allergies, behavioral problems and other pet needs that can be addressed with supplements and food.
The other component of PetMAC’s business is working closely with rescue groups to find homes for dogs and cats. Look for weekend adoption events with area rescue groups, as well as a few cats for adoption who will be in residence at the store.
Williams, who left corporate America nearly a decade ago to go into the pet business, says she thinks Lake Anne Plaza — with hundreds of dog owners living in walking distance — is an ideal spot to open a new store.
“My Arlington store is a little out of the way,” she said of her current store on N. Kenmore Street. “Here at Lake Anne, it is a beautiful, supportive place. I really feel like part of the community here. It is a very small-business oriented environment.”