“This is a dream come true for me. As soon as we opened the first store, I knew I wanted a second one. It was important to me that the two stores were not too far apart so that I could continue to have a presence in both locations.”
Brigitte Longo, co-franchisee of Chico’s Pet Boutique on Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East in Montreal North.
A project matured for a long time
Before opening their first store, the couple had long dreamed of having their own business. After meeting a long-time friend, who was also a Chico franchisee and close to the Charbonneau family, Brigitte asked the company about acquiring a franchise. Already an avid animal lover, this was a golden opportunity for her.
A family approach
In their new store, Brigitte and Joe want to create the same warm and friendly atmosphere found in Pointe-aux-Trembles. According to the franchisee, customers must quickly feel at home when they enter the store, the welcome being essential.
A bit of history
The first Chico store was founded over 35 years ago in the Hochelaga neighbourhood. Today, the company has over 70 franchises in Quebec.
The Chico network experienced spectacular growth in 2008. Since then, many entrepreneurs with a passion for animals have chosen to join the Chico family by becoming franchisees. Boutiques d’animaux Chico is now the largest chain of neighbourhood pet stores in Quebec.
Address of the store
6184 Henri-Bourassa Blvd. Henri-Bourassa East
About Boutique d’animaux Chico
Boutique d’animaux Chico specializes in providing consulting services, accessories, food and toys for all pets. Our many franchisees have only one mission : to provide a healthy environment and a great quality of life for your pets, and have done so for over 35 years!