Preuss features animals most people wouldn’t want

People from all over the the United States come to see animals most pet stores wouldn’t have at Preuss Pets in Old Town. Wonder how did the start of Preuss Pets come about? The unique store has a background story. “So it started with my mother wanting to start a fish shop. It was something I grew up with, something that I was just around so much and that I was really interested in,” Rick Preuss, the owner of Preuss Pets, said.

Taste and tour of Old Town

Taste and Tour Old Town is a annual event that brings over 500 people to view the lofts in the neighborhood. The area restaurants help out by having different things for visitors to taste and some of the restaurants join together so that every business can be involved. This year, the event is going to happen on April 7 from 12 a.m. –  5 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 day of and $15 for loft tour only. Vanessa Shafer, Executive Director of the Old Town Commercial Association, said “the event had different lofts,apartments and food tastings.”

Chad Jordan, owner of Cravings Gourmet Popcorn, said that “ the event is a fundraiser for the Old Town Commercial Association.

Pablo Malnado, owner of Pablo’s Panaderia, said the restaurant  is involved with Taste and tour and they give out food which brings new customers.