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Dogtopia Entering Market With Halcyon Location

Dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise to offer 'greenway-to-restaurant access for local dog owners and visitors of Forsyth County.'

RocaPoint Partners Tuesday announced Dogtopia, a full-service dog daycare with boarding and spa services, later this year will take residence at the developer’s Halcyon development.

Michael and Kim Musso are the franchisees opening the market’s first Dogtopia, occupying a 5,000-square-foot indoor space with a 1,000-square-foot outdoor area.

Dogtopia, which has 74 locations across the country, will open at Halcyon in late 2019.

“After owning and operating a local early education center just two miles away from Halcyon for six years, we knew we were ready for our next adventure,” Kim Musso said in Tuesday’s announcement.

“We researched a number of dog daycare brands and came across Dogtopia, which aligned with our values and was the best fit culturally. We fell in love with the vision of Dogtopia, and we’re excited to bring this brand to Georgia at Halcyon.”

Dogtopia will be located across the street from the retail village and next to the new Big Creek Greenway trailhead.

“This allows visitors, resident, and employees the opportunity to run, walk or bike along the Greenway with their dog, and then conveniently drop them off for daycare where they can socialize and exercise with their furry friends while you shop, dine or catch a movie,” according to the announcement.

Halcyon is currently under construction and will open in the spring of 2019.

“Since the beginning, our vision for Halcyon has been to be very pet-friendly and outdoor-focused,” Phil Mays, principal with RocaPoint Partners, said in the announcement.

“Dogtopia aligns perfectly with this vision, and we’re proud to offer this additional service to our residents, visitors, and employees. The Musso family is very involved in Forsyth County, and more than 600 parents already trust them with their children at their school. We could not have hoped for better partners to open this first-to-market dog daycare at Halcyon.”

RocaPoint Partners and New York-based The Georgetown Company make up the development team.

It includes 480,000 square feet of office and retail space, a dine-in movie theatre, a Big Creek Greenway trailhead and extension, two hotels and 690 residential units.

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