I love seeing new businesses open in my hometown of Laurel and over the past few weeks, I’ve been watching the activity at 317 E Main Street. Part of Laurel’s historic district, the large, single-story building has housed a variety of businesses over the years. Now it’s home to a new pet daycare service called Molly & Friends.
Michael Foth – Townsquare MediaGive your dogs a play day.
Owner Jodi Mackay said she was inspired by another Laurel businesswoman, Misty Hull. Hull owns several businesses on Laurel’s Main Street, including the ‘Friends’ themed coffee shop and she encouraged Mackay to take the plunge and open the pet care facility. Jodi told us that interest from the community has been strong, adding that COVID seemed to bring a lot of people closer to their pets.
After spending so much time at home with your dog(s) over the previous year, it now makes it more difficult to leave them all day. Overnight boarding is not available yet at Molly & Friends, although Mackay hopes to offer those services by the end of the year.
Michael Foth – Townsquare MediaThe historic building once was a service station, an auto dealership and a brewery.
According to Laurel historic district documents, much