From The Gaston Gazette:

Have dogs? Drink beer?

Jay Pithwa doesn’t think the two should be mutually exclusive. He and business partner Gene Kropfelder plan to open a dog bar in north Belmont later this year.

If Pithwa’s plans come to fruition, folks will be able to sip cold beers and watch their pups play at The Thirsty Dog. It’s the first business set to open shop amid renovation on the old Roper’s Shopping Center on Woodland Street, about two miles north of downtown Belmont.

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