Pet Supplies Plus Opens in Brea, North Orange County’s Second Franchise – Orange County Register

Fido, your dirty dog ​​days are numbered.

Pet Supplies Plus opened in the Brea Gateway Mall, the second franchise to debut in a year in Northern Orange County.

The store at 407 West Imperial Highway offers a myriad of pet supplies, food and accessories. Dog wash stations are extremely popular (for owners and probably not for dogs) at this chain of pet stores. Raised sinks are stocked with shampoo, hot running water, clothes dryer, and towels. Pricing is $14 for a single wash or shoppers can purchase a punch card and pay less.

If Fido prefers a professional wash of his kibble and pieces, grooming services are also available.

  • The new Pet Supplies Plus store in Brea is equipped with dog wash stations. Pet owners pay a fee, then scrub a dog with store-provided shampoo, hot water, and blow dryers. (Courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus)

  • Pet Supplies Plus has opened in the Brea Gateway Shopping...

    Pet Supplies Plus has opened in the Brea Gateway Mall. An official grand opening will take place on November 5 and 6. (File Photo: Courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus)

  • The new Pet Supplies Plus store in Brea is equipped...

    The new Pet Supplies Plus store in Brea is equipped with dog wash stations. Pet owners pay a fee, then scrub a dog with store-provided shampoo, hot water, and blow dryers. (Courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus)

We contacted owner and manager Rabih (pronounced Rah-bee) El Rabaa on Friday October 14th, his first day in business.

El Rabaa said he and his wife Bashaer would be the day-to-day managers of the 6,500 square foot store sandwiched between the UPS store and the nearby Ralphs. A native of Lebanon and a graduate of the University of Arizona, Rabaa said the franchise model was one he and his degree in finance could enjoy.

“The idea that this is a developing market encouraged me to invest in my first store,” he said.

Rabaa converted the closed Fantastic Sam’s and Avenue fashion store, along with two other vacant stores, to create the pet store. He has hired 12 people so far and said the tough job market has finally started to ease.

“There’s more movement now,” he said on Friday.

Rabaa will hold grand opening events on Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th with special prizes and sale prices.

Pet owners are encouraged to shop with their well-behaved dogs, he said.

Pet Supplies Plus Brea hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 657-767-3176 or go to www.petsuppliesplus.com.

Just a year ago, another Pet Supplies Plus opened in Yorba Linda. This East Lake Village Center store is located at the corner of Yorba Linda Boulevard and Village Center Drive.

eyeXam, a luxury eye care boutique that offers optometry services and eyewear, opens Nov. 4 at Crystal Cove Mall in Newport Beach.  It's the first for Orange County and only the second location for the Silicon Valley company.  (Courtesy of eyeXam)
eyeXam, a luxury eye care boutique that offers optometry services and eyewear, opens Nov. 4 at Crystal Cove Mall in Newport Beach. It’s the first for Orange County and only the second location for the Silicon Valley company. (Courtesy of eyeXam)

Specialty eyewear boutique debuts in Newport Beach

eyeXam, an eye care boutique that offers optometric services and eyewear, opens Nov. 4 at Crystal Cove Mall.

It is the Santa Clara-based company’s second store.

EyeXam reps say the company offers eye care in a “luxurious spa-like setting.” The optometric store at 7976 E Coast Hwy. will be fully staffed with ophthalmologists and staff to assist with eyewear purchases.

Those familiar with the mall located along Pacific Coast Highway with ocean views know that it is also home to Williams Sonoma, Trader Joe’s, Javier’s, Marche Moderne and Mastro’s.

The company’s first eyeXam is in Santa Clara.

Monday, October 17 is the deadline for filing federal tax returns to which the IRS has granted an extension.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Monday, October 17 is the deadline for filing federal tax returns to which the IRS has granted an extension. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Last day to file after IRS extension request

The IRS reminds taxpayers who have filed for a federal extension that it’s time to file their 2021 tax return with the agency — today.

Monday is the last day for most people to file a Form 1040 to avoid a late filing penalty, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Here are some ways to get help with filing:

IRS Free File can be used by individuals or families with an adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less in 2021.

The IRS also has an online interactive tax assistant tool (irs.gov/help/ita)

For foreign filers, go to the “English” tab on the IRS.gov homepage and choose another language.

The IRS reminds procrastinators that they can schedule a payment until the 11:59 p.m. deadline. Go to irs.gov/payments

  • American West Restaurant Group has named Newport Beach resident Jason...

    American West Restaurant Group has named Newport Beach resident Jason Cochran as CEO. (Courtesy of AWRG)

  • Barry McManus has been appointed to the board of directors of the Orangewood Foundation...

    Barry McManus has been appointed to the board of the Orangewood Foundation. (Courtesy of Orangewood Foundation and Dana Gibbons Photography)

  • Brandon J. Fetta has been appointed to the board of directors of the Orangewood Foundation...

    Brandon J. Fetta has been appointed to the board of directors of the Orangewood Foundation. (Courtesy of the Orangewood Foundation)

  • Maegan Lujan has been appointed to the board of the Orangewood Foundation...

    Maegan Lujan has been appointed to the board of the Orangewood Foundation. (Courtesy of the Orangewood Foundation)

  • Jamie Saul Hong has been appointed to the board of the Orangewood Foundation...

    Jamie Saul Hong has been appointed to the board of the Orangewood Foundation. (Courtesy of the Orangewood Foundation)

Moving

Jason Cochran in Newport Beach has been named general manager of American West Restaurant Group, the third-largest Pizza Hut franchise group with Pizza Hut restaurants in Southern California and Utah. Cochran has a combined 25 years in the retail and restaurant business. Cochran joins AWRG from Newport Beach-based Chipotle, where he spent four years as vice president of operations.

On board

Orangewood Foundation has appointed four board members – Brandon J. Fetta, Jamie Saul Hong, Maegan Lujan and Barry McManus. They will each serve a three-year term.

Brandon J. Fetta is relationship manager at Capital Group, home of the US funds. Saul Hong is vice president of sales at Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. Lujan is director of solutions and services at Toshiba America Business Solutions. McManus is president of Klein Products.

Good work

Post-pandemic fundraising for Orange County nonprofits has buzzed as events kicked into high gear this fall. Here are a few that have been held over the past few weeks with more details on more to come next week…

Unlimited Possibilities has raised $330,000 for its new pediatric therapy center in Santa Ana. The fundraiser took place at his 2022 No Limits Gala and Concert on Saturday, October 1. It is also the 70th anniversary of the organization.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress raised $283,000 at its annual gala and auction, “Field of Dreams” at Angel Stadium. The money will help provide a safe after-school and summer program for children and youth in the cities of Anaheim, Cypress and surrounding areas.

The Speech and Language Development Center raised $290,000 at the 44th Dick Gorrie Memorial Golf Tournament. Money raised from the tournament will support comprehensive services at the nonprofit’s Buena Park and Temecula therapy centers, as well as its school program offered in partnership with more than 50 Southern California districts. The school and therapy center serve children and adults with special language, learning and behavioral needs.

Community Action Partnership of Orange County, a nonprofit that provides support to low-income families and individuals, raised $100,000 at its “Night of Hope” event. The nonprofit’s “Hope for the Holidays” campaign helps families in need during the holiday season, providing food and toys to the county’s most vulnerable residents.

The Mission Viejo-Saddleback Elks Lodge Veterans’ Committee held its first food drive, filling a truck bed with non-perishable food and delivering it to the St. Killians Food Pantry in town. The Pantry provides food to local families in need and is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you wish to contribute, the lodge will hold a food drive on the first Saturday of each month. from 9 a.m. to noon.

Laura’s House raised $550,000 at its 28th Annual ‘The Next Adventure’ Gala held at Newport Beach Country Club. Money raised will support victims of domestic violence, including residential shelter programs, counseling and legal offerings, and prevention and community outreach initiatives.

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