A vast pet boarding facility is now taking over the Winport Furniture building at 6393 Richmond — which stretches back south nearly the entire block along Unity Dr., pictured above. After sitting on the place for 6 months, the pet resort operator that bought it filed a building permit yesterday indicating it’s about to rejigger the former 19,497-sq.-ft. showroom with the help of Slattery Tackett Architects.
Before shifting its focus to office furniture in 2016, the building dealt in home items and called itself The Chair King:
Inside, the front — shown below on the left — would include a few social areas for animals as well as grooming facilities and retail spaces fronting Richmond. The back would be all lodging, with a few sectioned-off play yards at the far end:
Humans get the upstairs mostly to themselves; it’ll house offices:
It’s much closer quarters than the owner’s existing facility — dubbed the Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center — off 288 just north of the Beltway:
Out there, the indoors is smaller but more than 4 acres of land give the animals plenty of room to roam: