Downtown Milford is going to the dogs. But it’s a good thing. Especially for Bub’s & Betty’s, the new pet boutique that is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 19, with the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Bub’s & Betty’s is currently open for business, operating under a soft open since April 26, 2018.
Bub’s & Betty’s sells clothing for people and their pets. Co-owner Caitlin Erickson started her line of pet-themed clothing in January 2017. What began as a passion project soon turned into an online-only shop. Business was so brisk, she says, that the storefront was the next logical step.
Becoming an entrepreneur has always been a goal for Erickson. "I spent my 20s figuring out what I wanted to do. And now it feels like I’m living my dream," Erickson says. "I live in downtown Milford. I get to walk to work. I’m familiar with the community.
"Milford is a dog town."
Erickson’s signature line of pet-themed clothing includes t-shirts with sayings like "My dog is my BFF" and "I’d love to but my dog said no." Dog Mom and Dog Dad baseball caps are some of her biggest sellers, she says.
Erickson started Bub’s & Betty’s as a creative outlet following the death of her grandmother, Betty. Bub is the name of her dog, who, she admits, she treats as if he were her own child. She co-owns the business with family members Michele Erickson, Devin Erickson, and Cristen Wisniewski.
In addition to the pet-themed clothing, Bub’s & Betty’s carries pillows, totes, and coffee mugs, and pet items like leashes, collars, and healthy, all-natural treats for dogs and cats. Many of the items are made in Michigan.
"Everything is just colorful, unique, and tailored to people that love to show love for their pets," she says.
Bub’s & Betty’s is located at 411 N. Main St. in downtown Milford.
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