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Monday, August 28, 2006

CRD shih tzu'd dog coffee shop

Only a day after its grand opening Aug. 1, Pup N Cup Doggie Boutique Cafe, a dog and human-friendly kibble and coffee-shop on Hillside Avenue, shut its doors to its two-footed customers.

Pup N Cup would serve humans a caffeine fix and their leashed companions treats, dog food, toys and high canine fashion in the same cafe but for the misfortune that would befall cafe owners James Luker and Dean Schwind.

Thanks to publicity from the grand opening, the two received a visit the next day from Maxine Marchenski, senior environmental health officer with the Vancouver Island Health Authority. They say that Marchenski told them they'd be shut down for possible health hazards and that other people had tried the same idea before and failed.

"Right off the hop, they not only sent a health inspector but they sent a senior health inspector," saud Luker, who has owned and operated second-hand stores and restaurants. "We're feeling picked on as a result because the story gets worse."

On Aug. 3 the two men received a phone call from the city explaining that their business licence had been revoked. They had filled out their business application online and outlined the nature of their business idea in the appropriate box.

"We told them exactly what we were going to do. We told them we were going to offer dog services, we were going to be a dog store, we were a doggy boutique specializing in high-end clothing, foods, that kind of thing for dogs and coffee for humans," Luker said. "And that's what we put on our application."



  • At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    James Luker
    To bad that your a thief.You should not have stoled from All them sick folks.You don't steal money and meds from the sick.This guys store is no longer open because he stoled from us artists plus he was FIRED from CBC of Canada(Teds book store)Most of you folks alround B.C and Canada know Ted and what he has done for all us sick folks.He fired JAMEs here for stealing afew months back.Don't believe me WELL just phone Teds Book store at:250-381-4220 to find out the truth about this coward.

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