On June 22, members of the Studio21 Architects team attended the Grand Opening of Pete & Mac’s Pet Resort in Palatine. The family owned business is a high-end resort that provides overnight lodging, daily daycare, as well as grooming and training for dogs. They have been in the “home away” care of pets for 20 years, providing a safe, clean, and fun environment for the discerning pet owner’s furry family member.
The event was attended by well over 350 people and their pets. Besides the opportunity to tour the facility, guests were treated to face painting, balloon animals, and grilled cheese sandwich varieties from a food truck. Micro-chipping services were available from an area animal hospital and neighboring Palatine Plaza businesses provided raffle prizes. One lucky attendee even won $500 worth of Pete & Mac’s services!
The Palatine location is the first Pete & Mac’s in Illinois and the first location where an existing space was renovated into a pet resort. Formerly a Hobby Lobby, a portion of the 40,000 square foot retail space needed to be transformed to a roughly 12,000 square foot indoor space along with creating a large outdoor play area. Studio21 Architects worked with the owners of Pete & Mac’s to bring their vision to reality. Since the owners opted for our Design + Build services, our team of experts managed the project from inception through the final build. Working closely with the customer, we came up with a plan that would accommodate the tried and true systems that are in place at each of their resorts. This was no easy feat but in the end, the Palatine location offers the same amenities that the chain’s Arizona and Texas locations offer.
What are some of those amenities? Each “room” where your pup will sleep is constructed out of glass block with a Plexiglas front. Pete & Mac’s doesn’t believe in crate or cageless boarding; they believe every guest deserves a room, elevated bed, soft bedding and if chosen, even a TV. The outdoor play area is fully fenced, covered and climate controlled for the comfort of resort guests. If you are in the area, we welcome you to stop in and take a tour of Pete & Mac’s Pet Resort located at 211 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine.
If you aren’t in the Palatine area, don’t be disheartened. Pete & Mac’s has already met with Studio21 Architects to discuss bringing a 2nd and possibly 3rd location to the Chicago area!