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Shop brings new life to Warsaw

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8:00 am


There is something fishy going on in Warsaw and local officials couldn’t be happier.

All it takes is a drive up Rte. 360 and the evidence becomes clear as people walk in empty handed and leave with a bag and a smile on their faces.

It is the town’s newest retail hot spot; Gordon’s Pet Store.

Located at the former Merita’s Bread Store, the establishment rebuilt itself from the ashes after a devastating fire this past July at its former location in Tappahannock.

Specializing in salt and fresh water fish, reptiles, birds and small animals, the store is owned and operated by Gavin Rogers, the 22-year-old son of Tom Rogers, who ran Driftwood Aquatics in Tappahannock before it was burnt to the ground this summer in an electrical fire that left only one survivor, Gordon, a 70 pound, 55-year-old Sulcata tortoise.

Upon entering the colorfully decorated shop’s entrance, it becomes immediately apparent that this is not your average pet store.

-To read the full story, pick up a copy of the November 6 issue of the Northern Neck News, on stands now!