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This building once housed an engineering firm. Now it'll be a beer-friendly dog park.

A recently vacated office building in South Point Business Park will soon be a sanctuary for bulldogs and beer-lovers alike.
A recently vacated office building in South Point Business Park will soon be a sanctuary for bulldogs and beer-lovers alike. Piedmont Properties

A recently vacated office building in South Point Business Park will soon be a sanctuary for bulldogs and beer-lovers alike.

The office building, located off Carowinds Boulevard at 13835 South Lakes Dr., will be home to the third location of Lucky Dog Bark and Brew, which is part dog park, part kennel, and part bar. In addition to offering more extensive services such as day care, boarding, and baths, the business provides a fully equipped dog park to keep pups entertained while their owners can get a drink with friends.

Lucky Dog purchased the building for $1.5 million, Piedmont Properties/CORFAC International, a real estate firm that helped facilitate the transaction, said in a news release Tuesday.

The 12,699-square-foot property had been home to engineering consulting firm Penta Engineering since its construction in 1997. The company relocated this year to make room for growth following a 2016 acquisition by New York-based engineering firm O'Brien and Gere.

Piedmont Properties' Scott Hensley, who represented the property seller along with Lester Osborn, said they were initially apprehensive when first approached by Lucky Dog. "But after learning more about their concept, we quickly realized they would be an amenity to South Point Business Park and neighboring businesses and their employees," Hensley said in the release.

Lucky Dog Bark and Brew currently has two other locations in Charlotte: one off of Thrift Road and another just off I-77 near Lake Norman. The dog-friendly bar offers specials such as Tuesday Beer & Bath night, where bar-goers get a beer and their dogs a bath for a total price of $15.

The bar is “a place to chill and enjoy the game with your best friend, your dog," co-founder Randy Waugh has previously described to the Observer.

Peter Stipicevic of Tripp Commercial LLC represented the buyer in the transaction.

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