Pet Store Closing All Locations After Founder Passes Away from Cancer

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January 31, 2019Jan 31, 2019

Another chain of stores is shuttering its doors after serving communities for decades. The pet store chain Petland Discounts Inc. is closing all retail store locations.

Reports of the store closings come after the company’s founder and sole owner Neil Padron died earlier this month. Padron, 74, died on January 14 from bladder cancer.

Padron founded the company in 1965. His business had at least 100 stores in its prime.

The stores are closing in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. This could put hundreds of people out of work.

An employee at one of the New Jersey stores told NJ.com that liquidation sales at the stores could begin in March. Merchandise could be on sale for up to half-off.

The company website was down as of Thursday. The website and the message “our website is currently under construction,” written above the company’s customer service phone number and email address.

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