In a new book about pet shopping, Pete Kavinsky and his wife, Bissell Crosswave Pet Spa, share their story of how they created the business that has been a cornerstone of their lives for the past six decades.
Kavinsky was born in Brooklyn in the 1950s, and spent the bulk of his life in the South Bronx, in a small, rundown building on East 92nd Street, where his father, Peter, worked as a mechanic.
He also attended the private schools of Stuyvesant and St. Andrew’s in Manhattan, and at the age of 10, joined the military, in 1948.
The book, which includes his original manuscript, is the result of a two-year collaboration with Peter Kavinksy, who owns the pet spa chain Bissells Pet Spa.
Peter Kavalisky and Kavinskys first met in 1995 at the opening of Bissell Pet Spa’s pet spa, a storefront in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, where Peter Kava had just launched his pet spa.
Kavava had recently opened the pet shop with a partner and a few of his former clients.
Peter was then a full-time salesman for Kavakovys pet store, and they became very close friends.
Peter Kavksy was a big proponent of “bigger is better,” and he knew that a big pet spa could attract a lot of customers, especially in the Northeast, where there were very few places to buy pets, and many were located on private property.
So, Kavinski thought, why not open a pet spa in the neighborhood?
Peter Kava said in a phone interview, “It’s not a place for kids to come to, it’s a place to sell stuff.
The kids would go and buy the toys and stuff, and we would sell it.
We had a lot in common with each other.
It’s a great idea.
It just happened that we were looking at a lot more space than we had space for.”
Peter Kavalksy and his brother, George, founded the business as a pet shop in 1952.
It was a success.
The business expanded quickly.
It expanded to 10 locations in New York, Los Angeles and Miami.
In the mid-1950s, Peter Kavanys father, who worked as an electrician, lost his job.
Peter’s father was in his late 70s and was living in Florida at the time, and Peter wanted to make sure that his son, who was living at home, got a chance to make a living, so Peter enlisted the help of his brother-in-law, who also worked at the Pet Spa and was in charge of running the business.
Peter also enlisted the support of Peter Kavenksy, a lawyer who lived in the city, to help him run the business, Peter said.
The brothers were able to put together an initial investment of $200,000.
The idea was that if the business could stay afloat for six years, they would have enough cash to buy a large property and build a larger business.
They decided to buy the first five properties, but the other properties needed renovations.
The first five houses were bought and sold to people who wanted to own pets.
Peter wanted the property to be the mainstay of the business; the more businesses, the more money he would make.
Peter and George Kavakys also started a restaurant called Pet Shop in the area.
They started out selling pet food, and eventually expanded to selling pet treats, and to a pet salon.
In 1965, Peter and George were selling toys, and the Pet Shop was born.
In 1967, Peter became a full owner of the Pet Store, and he and George launched Pet Shop Pet Spa to make their business viable.
Peter started selling toys in 1967 and Pet Shop expanded to the pet industry in 1969.
The Pet Shop eventually expanded into an all-inclusive spa, Pet Shop Spa, in 1973.
In 1978, Peter was diagnosed with prostate cancer and the brothers sold the business to a friend, a retired man named Jim Hirsch.
The family sold the property in the 1990s to the city of New York.
Peter continued to sell pet treats and other products and eventually sold Pet Shop and Pet Spa in the late 1990s.
He and George began a new business in 2005, Pet Spa Pet Spa Inc. They opened Pet Shop Paws in the West Village, where they have operated for 15 years.
In 2006, the Kavinsons sold the Petshop and Petstore businesses to a group of investors led by the late George Kavanksy.
They were able, in part, to refinance the Kavaninskys’ mortgage, which was about $250,000, and put the remaining $500,000 in a trust fund.
Peter said in an interview that the initial debt was a lot lower