Kanine Social plans to open a dog day care in where owners can enjoy a craft beer or coffee.
Canine and human socializing is on tap in Riverside.
Pending design and permitting approvals, Kanine Social intends to open at 580 College St. to offer dog day care, playtime and craft beers and coffee for their owners.
“Why not have an establishment where we can watch football, bring our dogs, hang out with our friends and enjoy a beer or coffee?” asks Dustin Fries, a partner in Kanine Social.
Its tagline is “Come. Sit. Stay.”
The 3M RE Holdings LLC group bought the almost 16,000-square-foot building from N&N Cabinets Inc. on Nov. 15. The structure was built at College and Rosselle streets in 1955.
Kanine Social, affiliated with the buyer, intends to develop about 12,000 square feet of it. Tenant S4 Sports Academy, a youth sports performance training facility, will continue to lease the remaining space.
Kanine Social will offer indoor and outdoor play, day care and social areas. Fries hopes to open in the spring.
Customers can drop off their dogs for day care or accompany them to the indoor off-leash dog park. Dog owners also can patronize the bar and coffee area with their leashed pets.
The day care is limited to 30 dogs, and the space can be configured to group or separate canines of different ages and energy levels.
Kanine Social says it offers a valet service so that day care customers can drop off their dogs. A team member will greet the customer at the car — with coffee made to order if requested in advance.
The Kaninesocial.com site says “our highly trained daycare team members are excited to spend the day pampering your pup.”
As with other facilities, owners must provide health records for their dogs.
Hours of operation are not finalized, pending approvals, but the day care expects to open early morning and remain open later so that working owners don’t have to rush to pick up their pups. Weekend day care also is expected to be provided, if approved.
The indoor park would be available morning till late evening every day. Bar hours also have to be approved.
Day care dogs will use one part of the facility while the bar area and the indoor and outdoor dog park are separately accessed.
The site lists membership prices for one dog as $5 for a day pass; $25 for a month; and $250 for an annual membership. Additional dogs are $5 for a month or $25 for a year.
Members receive discounts on the purchase of day care packages. Military, police, fire and other first responders will receive discounts, too.
Founding members also can expect discounts.
Day care pricing is listed at $20 for a half-day, $35 for a full day, $350 for a 10-day pass and $700 for a 20-day pass. A 10-day pass offers one free day and a 20-day pass includes three free days.
The site says Kanine Social will offer 7,000 square feet of indoor, climate-controlled space for the dogs to play and another 7,000 square feet outside that includes a covered patio and artificial turf.
Kanine Social will offer three bathing stations for owners to wash their dogs for a fee.
Kanine Social’s owners also want to make space available for lease for events such as dog “pawties” and “meetups,” such as for breeds of canines.
The bar is designed to serve local coffee and primarily locally brewed craft beers as well as wine. No membership is required for the bar area.
The site says customers can “kick back and relax in our lounge with a cold beer while you watch your favorite football team, and of course dogs are welcome (on-leash only).”
Kaninesocial.com says the business “is proud to be a part of and support Jacksonville’s small business community, and we have 25 local and regional craft beers on tap plus coffee and wine for you to savor.”
Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available.
“Become a Kanine Social member today and begin enjoying all of the incredible perks and some doggone good company,” the site says.
The location is near the Brooklyn and Riverside neighborhoods and commercial districts.
Consultant Lara Diettrich, principal of Diettrich Planning LLC, said she hopes to submit project plans and designs next week to the Downtown Investment Authority for review by the Downtown Development Review Board.
The address is within the Downtown overlay and requires DDRB approval. Pending that approval, the project will be submitted for permitting.
A construction permit application was filed but will be refiled and updated pending DDRB approval.
The initial application from contractor Equity Builders of Florida LLC indicates a possible $635,464 interior renovation of the existing warehouse for a dog day care and a bar.
The 3M name refers to the partners’ dogs Mason, Maverick and Murphy.