Chico Docks at Nun’s Island!

December 22 2023

Montreal, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 – Chico Pet Stores are delighted to announce the opening of a new store on December 15 in Montreal, specifically on Nun’s Island, with new franchisees Grece Al-Jawabra and Georges El-Helou. After several years as a notary, Grece wanted to steer her career in a completely different direction, and her partner Georges, a mortgage broker, did not hesitate to assist and support her in this endeavor.

“I was looking for a new challenge, and it was while visiting my local Chico store that I got the idea to open a pet store. Being already very familiar with the company, it was natural for me to partner with this brand. As parents of three beautiful poodles (Benny, Leo, and Max), Georges and I have always loved animals and wanted to commit ourselves to them and their owners.”

Grece Al-Jawabra, co-franchisee of the Chico Store at Nun’s Island.

A Duo Suited to the Neighborhood

Already experienced in customer service, the entrepreneurial duo aims to stand out in terms of customer relations. Being present in the store, they intend to build strong connections with pet owners. To better serve their clientele and meet the needs of Nun’s Island residents, they will offer delivery service and partner with local shelters.

A Close-Knit Community

Even before opening the store’s doors, the couple took the time to get to know neighboring businesses to understand the local clientele. They discovered a welcoming and supportive community. This quick connection boosted their confidence in a harmonious integration and the desire to create a solid foundation for positive collaboration in the neighborhood.

Store Address

40 Place du Commerce,
Local 15A
Verdun, Québec
H3E 1J6

About Chico Pet Stores

The first neighborhood Pet Store was established in the Hochelaga area over 35 years ago. Today, the company has more than 85 operating stores, specializing in offering advisory services, accessories, food, and toys for all pets. Chico Pet Stores are looking for new franchisees throughout Quebec to join the big family! The company was named Franchisor of the Year in 2019 and a finalist in 2023.