Another Mall Standby, Petco, Approaches

First West Elm, an edgy furnishings chain, opened this spring in Water Mill. Then ground was broken on land in Wainscott for a Home Goods branch, the discount home décor adjunct of T.J. Maxx.

Now Petco, a pet store chain with more than 1,200 locations, plans to open an outlet in Bridgehampton Commons in the space where a Banana Republic was for many years. “Petco is a neighborhood pet store, and we typically open new locations in growing neighborhoods where other retailers are located to make sure our customers have a convenient shopping experience,” said Lisa Stark, the company’s manager of corporate communications. “We’re thrilled to become part of the Bridgehampton community, and we look forward to helping pet parents in the area provide the best possible care for their animal companions.” She estimates that the store will be open by end of summer.