Thursday, June 6, 2019

Pet Store Opens at The District

The District at Eastover issued the following statement. 


The District at Eastover welcomes a new pet store, Chipper & Coco. Owner Ann Somers says the store is an expression of her personal commitment to providing people-quality products and services for pets.


As a long-time supporter of Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA), Somers chose to retire early as an architect to pursue her dream of opening a different kind of pet store. The name comes from Somers’ beloved golden retriever, Chipper, and her all-time favorite cat Coco, a black Persian-mix. 

“I’ve been part of the animal welfare community here is Jackson for many years. For my friends and I, our pets are like children,” Ann said.” We want to give them our best in every possible way. All while helping Jackson-area dogs and cats who are less fortunate.”

Chipper & Coco offers carefully selected food, clothes, toys, treats and unique gift ideas. In addition, the store has four dogs and three cats available for adoption and donates a percentage of all profits to CARA.

Ann and her staff also provide specialized services such as dog training, pet sitting and a “do-it-yourself” dog wash. In addition, Chipper & Coco is committed to supporting Mississippi businesses with beef and bones sourced from local farmers, work from Jackson-area artists, and local partners who offer outdoor solutions for keeping pets safe and yards clean.

Chipper & Coco is located at 120 District Boulevard, Suite D113, Jackson, MS 39211. The store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. and Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For additional information, visit chipperandcoco.com.

30 comments:

Good deed said...

I do not know her, but hats off for following a dream and providing a unique service. And helping the adoption of cats and dogs. Sounds like a win for everybody.

Anon-E-Mouse said...

Best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

As an old man it is interesting to see the difference between how my father used to treat his dogs (hunting dogs) versus how folks treat their dogs today (as children). Is the change a good thing? Maybe... Maybe my nostalgia for the old days is simply because I was young and care free. Regardless it has been interesting to see such changes over generations.

Anonymous said...

4:10, dogs used to be real dogs and men used to be real men. It's a sad process of emasculation that we have allowed for this to happen. It's time for all men to reestablish themselves as heads of households, fathers, and family providers

Anonymous said...

Alternate title: soon to be closed overpriced pet store opens in district

Anonymous said...

Chapter 11

Anonymous said...

Ann is a great person. Hope she does well!

Anonymous said...

@8pm - WTF is wrong with you people?

Anonymous said...

Every pet store is overpriced in recent years. It's as if people spend as much on there dogs as they do there kids. Look arou d the fondren area or better yet eastover and the district. Many of these people have dogs pampered in designer leashes. Organic food, days at the spa. It's crazy!

Anonymous said...

You can thank the Kardashian and Paris Hilton for the modern day pampered dogs in designer handbags and well kept nails. It's clearly generational. I live in northeast Jackson and I have 2 hunting dogs I bought and sent to training for 2 months. Both are excellent hunting dogs. This be I g said I don't spend nearly as much on them as these Matisse breed owners do walking around the neighborhood.

One Old Lawyer said...

@10:30 p.m.- AMEN! One could post that today is Friday and someone would have negative comments.
GOOD LUCK WITH THIS NEW VENTURE,

Clown World said...

I'm glad that all of these millennials are filling their homes with pampered pets and gadgets instead of having children.

The sooner the human race disappears the better it will be for this planet.

Anonymous said...

The District is desperate. Shine came off that penny fast.

1962guy said...

Good news for the pups in town!

Congrats to the owner for offering adoptive animals along with her products.

Anonymous said...

With any positive news, you can always expect the Jackson bashers and those who resent people with wealth to come out in force.
You have played this tune so often that those who listened have left and are too fearful to ever return.
Those of us who choose to stay, are enjoying our lives and tune you out.
If you spent as much time improving your community as you do criticizing ours, I'm sure it'd be Utopia by now.
Tend to your own business and when you've achieved Utopia, I'm sure we'll all seek your advice!

Anonymous said...

If you're responding you haven't tuned them out.

Anonymous said...

Individuals pampering their pets is not a new thing. It has a lot to do with the breed you like, the lifestyle you want, and the breed's purpose. I've always had big, working dogs -- but, growing-up my mother and aunts all had toy poodles. The special grooming, painted nails, meat scraps from the butcher, etc., etc. This entrepreneur has made a commitment to her dreams and the community. Presumably, she's done her research on the market and developed sound business and marketing plans. That makes the glass at least half full.

Fat Woman With Chihuahua On Titty said...

"Carefully selected food and clothes". What a hoot. Apparently she thinks a high-end dog and cat store will bring in more income than architecture.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to her. It's not my cup of tea, but if Hollywood Feed can make it in Flowood, I see no reason why this place cant make it in The District.

Side question, to the great hunter @7:23, 2 months? What did they learn in 2 months, to sit?

Anonymous said...

@ 9:22AM, you are exactly right!! I work at The District, and you wouldn't believe the number of folks living in those lofts that have dogs. Some have multiple dogs. That lady will have no shortage of customers. Only time will tell if she can run a profitable business.

Anonymous said...

So now there is Hollywood feed in highland village... petco in Maywood mart... fondren pet shop and this new one in the district.

Anonymous said...

Very happy for them and hope it goes well. But, I don't think the name is very marketable. Appreciate their reasoning and it tells a good story. But, if I search google for pet stores or look at a list of shops in the area, that will not stand out like Fondren Pet Shop or PetCo, etc. Sounds more like a guys and girls clothing shop or gift store name.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to her. Parking in The District is terrible. I have pulled in many times to eat and circled around looking for parking and decided to go somewhere else. Good luck finding a parking spot to go pet the animals.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a dog in this hunt, but some of you are pitiful and miserable. Especially you, June 6, 2019 at 6:02 PM -
"dogs used to be real dogs and men used to be real men. It's a sad process of emasculation that we have allowed for this to happen. It's time for all men to reestablish themselves as heads of households, fathers, and family providers"

I would take wagers that you beat your dog and your wife.

Anonymous said...

@9:09, please let us know when Jackson ceases to be a sanctuary for criminals by virtue of an ineffective criminal justice system and perhaps you may hear some positive comments.

Anonymous said...

My daughter's dog has an instagram account with 11K followers. I don't get it, but its a thing. She constantly buys clothes and toys for the dog. She is not an anomaly among people her age, and I could see how a dog washing station for folks who live in apartments would be a great draw. I wish her well in her venture.

Anonymous said...

gimmie a break, open your eyes. there are working dogs that live to hunt, pull sleds, track humans, protect and serve. some are also so called 'pets'. their are fur babies that comfort owners, their are pure breed show dogs that do more than show, their are dogs that help deal with medical conditions. One of the worse things about our state is the failure to chip and neuter dogs, unwanted dogs everywhere, daily many posts of 'whose dogs is this?' A dog is large financial responsibly. For the record I am not save a stray at any cost, but if someone wants to raise money and do it, okay.

Anonymous said...

Pets are animals. They are an-i-mals. You want to bitch about coddling and fetishizing creatures? Go to Madison and watch babies and children being tricked-out in Barbie outfits and make-up and bows that are hot-glued to infants' bald heads then dragged to monthly photo sessions and Vegas-sized Birthday Parties.

Oh, wait...I'm getting all that mixed-up with Pearl pageants. Two sides, really.

Fetishizing? said...

You were way too deep into that vodka at 4:28 in the afternoon.

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