Miller Brothers Partnership, based in Big Bend, purchased the property in 2019.
Ben Miller, who runs the business with his brother, Hiram Miller, said he was happy to have Midwest Pet Feed as a tenant, after watching the property remain vacant for so long.
Miller said his company repaired the roof, parking lot and landscaping, and Dovgin made improvements to the interior to create a 1,000 square foot showroom.
âHe did a really good job,â said Miller. âWe have revived the building.
Midwest Pet Feed has a two year lease on the property.
Dovgin, a first-time business owner, operates the pet store with his wife, Michelle Dovgin.
The store opened in mid-June. A grand official opening is scheduled for July 10.
Dawn Brummel, executive director of Explore Waterford, the chamber of commerce, said customers will appreciate having Midwest Pet Feed as a source of pet food and related services not available elsewhere.
âCustomers will receive special attention from the staff to answer all of their questions,â said Brummel. “And the quality of the food they sell is controlled and carefully chosen for the benefit of the health of all pets.”