Aug 14 2018

Westlake Hardware Announces Partnership with Bar K Dog Bar

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 14, 2018) – Westlake Ace Hardware is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Bar K an innovative two-acre off-leash dog park, bar, and restaurant opening in the heart of Kansas City.

Bar K combines a fully staffed and professionally maintained dog park with a bar, restaurant and coffeehouse where guests can enjoy a drink, coffee or bite to eat while their dogs recreate in the park. As part of its partnership, Westlake will be named the Official Toy Supplier of Bar K. Additionally, Westlake is the naming sponsor of Bar K’s highly anticipated “Doggie Jungle Gym,” an interactive, multi-level play structure.


The partnership highlights Westlake Pet Supply, a unique store-within-a-store concept that sells an extensive array of pet food, toys, grooming products, health supplies, pre-packed and bulks treats.

“There has been a lot of buzz building in the Kansas City area about Bar K and we are excited to be part of the ground-breaking new concept,” said Laura Bryne-Harris, Sr. Director, Merchandising and Marketing, Westlake Ace Hardware. “Our new partnership with Bar K was a natural fit for us. We have always been a pet-friendly business and we feel this partnership can help expand our business outreach to the pet consumer.”


“This partnership is about more than hammer and nails,” said Bar K co-founder Leib Dodell. “From the beginning, Westlake Ace Hardware has shared our vision to create a truly unique and joyful experience for people and dogs in Kansas City. It is already clear that the Westlake Doggie Jungle Gym will be one of the most joyous features in our park!”


Bar K opens to the public on August 14. For more information about Bar K, contact Ian Shea-Cahir at or 913.201.5321.

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