St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

PetSmart Opens in Riverlands Shopping Center

PetSmart Opens in Riverlands Shopping Center

Friday, November 14, 2014

Parish President Natalie Robottom, Administrative staff members, Councilman Lucien Gauff and representatives of the River Region Chamber of Commerce joined PetSmart Manager and employees to celebrate the grand opening of their new location in LaPlace. The event was held on Saturday, November 8 and offered prizes to the first fifty customers, goodie bags filled with treats and toys for pets, t-shirts, and door prizes. Dozens of shoppers lined up outside eagerly waiting for the ribbon cutting and opening of the PetSmart doors.

Many shoppers shared the same comment, “I am so happy this store is here, it saves me a trip into Metairie.” The LaPlace store manager, Richie Arnold said this location is a micro store that may eventually grow into a larger store in the future. Currently, the store offers grooming, bathing, pet supplies and pet food. It also sells small animals and hosts adoption events throughout the year. “This is a great addition to Riverlands Shopping Center and our community. We welcome PetSmart to St. John the Baptist Parish and wish them the best in their new location,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.

PetSmart is located at 1332 W. Airline Highway in the Riverlands Shopping Center in LaPlace. The store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit for more store and event information or call their store at 985-212-3223.