The latest Natick, Mass., business news:
Vanity Fur a homegrown dog salon
Opening the Vanity Fur Dog Salon at 933 Worcester St. (Rte. 9 west) in Natick has been a long time coming for owner and lead groomer Katie Halloran.
Halloran grew up in Natick and still lives here, for 29 years in all. For 10 of those years, she’s been in the grooming industry, having worked at two local companies, Loyal Companion in Wellesley and Heads or Tails in Natick. She was trained at The Dapper Dog School of Professional Dog Grooming.
Vanity Fur’s team understands that its salon is far from the only one in the area. To stand out, it’s working to cultivate an atmosphere where the dogs feel welcomed and stress free. Halloran has experience grooming all breeds of dogs, including plenty of anxious and nervous ones.
Not surprisingly, Halloran is a dog owner herself: She’s got a rescue dog named Boru adopted from a client who unexpectedly passed away.
Vanity Fur’s offerings include a full groom experience as well as standalone services.
You can treat your pup to a haircut and bath, plus everything from a nail grind to ear cleaning and paw trim to treatment of anal glands. OK, TMI, but let’s just say they’ve got a full slate of services.
You can cross “find a Cross Training studio” off your list
Elisete Cross Training USA has set up at 179 W. Central St. in the space that was previously occupied by a martial arts studio. We knocked on the door, but nobody was in. However, a peek at the business’ Instagram account shows there was a super-fun friends and family Grand Opening earlier this month. The studio doesn’t have an additional internet presence yet, but that will likely change soon as owner Elisete Da Silva prepares to welcome new clients.
Wegmans leftovers being auctioned
The Wegmans supermarket shut down at the Natick Mall last month, and now its surplus equipment is being liquidated. Highlights are restaurant equipment, such as a pizza oven and a dry aging refrigerator.