Grateful Pets to open in Soulard Area

grateful-pets-photoHilliker Corporation, a St. Louis owned and managed commercial real estate company, recently helped a couple buy a property for their dream business. Grateful Pets purchased a nearly 5,000-square-foot property at 1716 S. Broadway in the Soulard area for $400,000. The company features a 1,700-square-foot day care facility, as well as a pet training area and grooming room with state-of-the-art equipment. Husband and wife team Richard and Rebecca Lykins are the founders and owners of the new company. 
Prior to opening their own company, Rebecca attended Petropolis Grooming Academy in Chesterfield, Mo., and worked as a pet stylist for a local health food pet store. Richard served as a professional dog trainer at a local pet care franchise after attending the world-renowned Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers in High Ridge, Mo. They bring more than a decade of experience to their new business. Both are graduates of the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana where Richard earned a Management degree and Rebecca earned both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Advertising.
The website is and the telephone number is 314-405-8420.
Hilliker Corporation’s agent Rebecca Suen represented the buyer, Grateful Pets LLC and Sansone Group’s agents Dan Lesinski and Brandon Wappelhorst represented the seller, 1716 S. Broadway LLC.
Hilliker Corporation, which targets regional and national entrepreneurs, is St. Louis’ largest locally owned independent commercial real estate company. The firm’s agents, who each average over 15 years of experience, have completed more than 10,000 sales and leases for industrial, office, retail and institutional clients since its inception in 1985. For more information, contact Rebecca Suen at 314-781-0001 or visit them at

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