Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-02-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 248
How many pet stores in your city and your cities population?

I was just wondering what the "pet store per capita" was in your city. we have 207,200 people in our city (dont laugh this is the largest city in saskatchewan and saskatchewan can fit more than one state into it probably like 4 or 5 average sized states into it alone :P anyways back on topic ) we have a total of 5 petstores in the city plus the 2 Walmarts 3 if you count the Walmart being built right now. so that is like 1 pet store for every 41,000 people. This number seems really high as I dont see how 3 Chain Stores + 2 Mom and Pop Shops stay open in a city this size*weird*. Whats the numbers like this for your city/town or whatever Im curious.
__________________

__________________
Aquarium Freak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
WaterPond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Corunna, Ontario (outside of sarnia)
Posts: 3,139
Send a message via MSN to WaterPond Send a message via Yahoo to WaterPond
3 pet stores/ 80 000 people.

one is a chain store, two are locally owned. We also have a walmart supercentre.
__________________

__________________
Jason

Canadian Aquarium Auction!
WaterPond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2007, 10:02 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Zagz's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 17,108
Send a message via MSN to Zagz
180,000 people and 7 fish stores and 3 Walmarts if you want to add them, it is 10. (2 Pat's Pets, Petcetra, PetsMart, Petland, Alin Decara, A1 Aquariums.) Dont think I forgot any. Now that is a high ratio of petstores to people! 1 to every 25714 or 1 to every 18000 people with Walmart.
__________________
AA Community Rules | AA TOS

-----------
Site Administrator
Zagz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2007, 10:11 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
JDogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 2,294
17,147 people

1 local (owned and operated) fish store (NOT pet store, we have 0 "pet" stores)

0 chain stores or other fish selling stores

but we are not far from the souther suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul so i do 75% of my LFS shopping in the southern burbs
__________________
Just because I am working at Petco does not mean I am a sell out, they are still an evil empire, that I am trying to make better.
75 Gallon: New World Cichlids|26 Gallon Bowfront: Planted Angelfish/Swordtail Tank|20 Gallon Long: "Nano" non-reef|10 Gallon: frog and mosquito fish
JDogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 01:04 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 248
WOW those are low and high numbers. I dont see how "your area" can have that many pet stores Zagz. I think that Saskatoon is just barely keeping the ones we have. Petland controls all of them pretty much. 2 of the A-1s here have closed down as well as Speers within the last year and a half since Petsmarts opening. Im really surprised that the locally owned shop here is staying open and I try to stay loyal to him but he doesnt have what I need alot of the times which forces me to use the chains Thanks for sharing I was curious! :P
__________________
Aquarium Freak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 01:09 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 783
328,014 as of yr 2000....it would take me days to count all the stores...but roughly 15-20 within 20 minutes drive not counting petsmart/petco.
__________________
Come Join The Dark Side
Marc118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 01:11 AM   #7
Algae Fighter
 
JustOneMore20's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,872
Send a message via MSN to JustOneMore20
My poor city (I live outside Birmingham, in a suburb): 16,000 people, 1 nasty locally owned pet store.

There is a local owned fish store about 5 miles away in another city that is so-so. All the "good" stores are about 15-20 miles away in yet another city that has 3 chain stores and 3 (that i know of) local fish stores, 2 of which specialize in salt water (which doesn't help me).

Sorry, my post was more like a rant than help.
__________________
~Kristin~
2 planted tanks: 40g, 20g ; 38g Reef tank
My links to pics: 40g breeder planted build, 40g breeder planted update, My 38g Reef Build

JustOneMore20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 01:43 AM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,544
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
Population about 59,000.
Locally owned store: 1 that I can think of
Chain stores: 4 that I can think of (2 walmart, 1 petsmart, 1 superpetz)
__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 11:38 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 926
Its really hard to divide the fox cities, but I'll try.
Grand Chute/Appleton-90,000 people 2 petco's, 2 petsuppliesplus, 1 petsmart, 6 small store I know of, and 2 walmarts with fish. That's 13 stores, about 1.3 stores per 10,000 people.
If you count the Fox Cities as one big city (which us locals do) there's probably 30 pet stores and 225,000 people.
We like our pet store options.
__________________
Anybody who's seen the personality of fish has had their minds and hearts opened to a whole new world.
DepotFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 11:53 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 156
maybe about 80,000 here in the city... but suburbs is more... i would say 7 LFS with a couple petco, 1 petsmart, and a couple other small chains around.
__________________

__________________
kennef is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our local AZ pet stores. Southwest & California 0 05-30-2006 06:15 PM
Recommendations for Fish Stores in the Twin Cities area? Myriad Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 02-15-2005 05:03 PM
online pet stores NJDevilsWinCup Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 06-25-2004 09:52 PM
D.C. Area pet stores? bound_for_obx Northwest & Mountain States 2 04-20-2004 11:52 AM
Pet stores Starfish 50 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-19-2004 03:05 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.