PetSmart coming to Dowling Village

PetSmart coming to Dowling Village

Firestone, Aspen Dental open next month

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A pet supply and services store has plans to open up shop in Dowling Village this fall, adding its name to a growing list of tenants at the development.

PetSmart has tentatively scheduled a grand opening for Oct. 4 this year and has begun construction on a 20,000-square-foot lot diagonally across the road from where the Bridgestone-Firestone Tire and Auto Care Center has been built.

The store offers supplies for dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles, as well as services such as training, grooming, and boarding. Currently, the closest PetSmart locations to North Smithfield are in Bellingham, Mass. and North Attleboro.

Meanwhile, two stores at the development are in the process of completing construction and have opening dates scheduled during May.

Firestone has planned the opening of its new 8,700-square-foot store for May 2. The new location for tire sales and auto service chain will feature 10 service bays.

Aspen Dental is also ready to open the doors at its general and cosmetic dentistry shop in the 137-acre site. According to a representative from the company, May 8 will be the last for business at the store's current location on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket. The new North Smithfield store will open on May 12.

The newcomers join a growing list of big name tenants including Lowe's Home Improvement, Aldi, CVS Pharmacy, Walmart, Denny's Restaurant and Taco Bell.

Developer Brian Bucci said that while he has not confirmed any other new tenants for his massive retail project, he is in talks with several companies. Bucci has projected that by next year the plaza, which is slated to include 12 retail stores and three standalone restaurants by the time it's complete, will be fully occupied.