Barks and Rec faces an uncertain future. (Dennis Biviano/ Spectrum News 1) GRANDVIEW, Ohio — Leanna Rocheleau has owned Barks and Rec , a dog day care, boarding and grooming business, in Grandview since 2019.
Her business faces an uncertain future after she received a termination of lease letter. What You Need To Know
Barks and Rec was established in 2019 by Leanna Rocheleau
She’s signed on 2,500 clients and offered nonprofit job training for workers with disabilities
An investor bought the property to build apartments and Rocheleau received a termination of lease letter
She’s been asked to vacate the building by March 8
“I’m disheartened that they said they were upfront because they definitely were not,” Rocheleau said.Since opening, she’s signed on 2,500 clients and offered nonprofit job training for workers with disabilities.The future remains uncertain for her business after an investor bought the property to build apartments. Rocheleau received a termination of lease letter, asking her to vacate the building by March 8, 2023.“They never informed me that they had the intent to sell the building," Rocheleau said. "We were devastated, especially because, already surviving a pandemic, then the staffing shortage,” says Rocheleau.In an email from the property owner, a representative said:“Barks and Rec first moved into the location three years ago. At the time, we were very upfront with Ms. Rocheleau that we were exploring redevelopment opportunities for this location. We offered her a three-year lease. The lease included a clause that gave […]