Bark Avenue Recovering after SUV Slammed into Building

The damage to the dog food alone costs nearly $2,800.

DULUTH, Minn.- Bark Avenue has reopened after an SUV crashed into the business last week causing massive damage.

At the corner of W. Third St. and N. 24th Avenue W. after hitting a bus an SUV slammed into the right side of the dog groomer building, causing workers and animals to evacuate immediately. Now temporary beams are currently in place. Cost of repairs is still being assessed. The damage to the dog food alone costs nearly $2,800.

Bark Avenue was forced to turn away business for nearly a week, which workers say lost them customers but overall the community has been supportive.

“We’re taking appointments and letting everybody know we’re back in business for now, for now, until we know more about the whole situation over there,”pet groomer Karen Eggers said.

There’s still more work to be done at Bark Avenue and they will have to close temporarily in the future to replace some beams, but owners tell us they don’t have a timeframe for when that happens. The apartment tenants at the site have also moved back in.

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