I’ve been with Pet Supplies Plus at its Five Points location since it opened 10 years ago. I’m from Columbia and worked at the West Columbia location in high school. I moved away for college, then came back and worked at a bank – and I realized that was kind of unfulfilling. I like being around different animals and people that care about them. When I heard they were opening up this new store, I reapplied for a management position, and I’ve been with the company since.
Five Points is a really great community. Pet Supplies Plus has two other locations – in Irmo and West Columbia – and I love the Five Points location, because in my experience, there’s not the same sense of community anywhere else. All the shops are great; I love having everything nearby.
Five Points is special because there is a sense of community.
Even though we’re at the outskirts of Five Points, we still get a decent amount of foot traffic, especially during events. A lot of our customers are from the surrounding neighborhoods like Shandon, and just a lot of people that love and would do pretty much anything for their animals.