I am writing to let you know that after considerable thought, I made a difficult decision about Parker’s Real Estate Holdings and Denver Dog Sports. I just entered into a contract to sell the building, with the deal currently scheduled to be finalized August 22nd. The building was not, nor has it ever been for sale, but this came up quickly out of the blue sky and I was offered a sum of money that was impossible to turn down. There has been a lot of demand and little inventory for properties such as mine, resulting in extreme pressure on the local commercial real estate market over the past six months the likes of which has never before been seen in Denver. This upcoming week and from time-to-time thereafter, you will be seeing the buyer and various tradesmen in the building as they complete their due diligence inspections.
Please be aware that the sale is not yet a done deal until it’s signed off on. Assuming the sale goes through – one never knows until the ink dries? – Sarah and I will be winding DDS down between Aug. 22 – Sept. 22. Tentatively I think the building may be available for customer use until sometime mid-September. Everyone will be posted about the status, schedule for September and member renewals once we’ve been able to determine an exact date.
My decision is bittersweet; representing the end of a dream and all that I have worked so hard for. Over three years ago, I saw a great need for a facility like DDS in Denver and I’m proud to have been able to meet the needs of the community; today it’s painful for me to think there may be disruption and disappointment to you over its closure. Maybe someone else will take the lead and start another facility like DDS since together as a community we’ve proven the concept is viable in Denver. We can only hope.
I’ve learned a lot throughout this venture. Best though has been the opportunity this gave me to get to know many of you better! I will always remember and appreciate support you have given to the DDS initiative. I would particularly like to thank the several who have been with me from the very inception of DDS and have encouraged so many others to come to DDS! It could not have happened without that support.
Sarah is well-informed about the pending sale, so I’d encourage you to send specific questions you might have directly to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at DDS, 303-399-3009.
With fond regards,
Denver Dog Sports, LLC