Houston >Wabash Antiques & Feed Store
“All in all I would still recommend the store, the plants, the cat food, the employees, and the hot sauce.”
“Friendly staff and overall great customer experience.”
Reality Check. Don't know who these nutcase reviewers are who claim this place or owner is a dog breeder because it/SHE isn't. Wabash places hundreds of rescue cats and dogs every year that otherwise would be euthanized. The owner and place is a neighborhood institution for decades and doesn't deserve to be falsely accused of being a puppy mill. If you love the country in the middle of the big city, go there, take your family, take your time, it's not just a store, it's a destination!
I am so disappointed in this place!. I am so disappointed with this place! I can not tell you how disappointed I am! I have been a customer for years, but not anymore! The workers at my house accidentally let my dog out and he disturbed a Guinea Fowl hen on about 4 dozen eggs. The hen hasn't been back all day, so I call WABASH asking if they took eggs, and they don't, which is ok. I then asked if they would stay open long enough for me to buy an incubator ( I called at 5:53 p.m.). They said they could not. I said they could, if they chose to stay open (it would take me less than 10 minutes to get there). They chose not to. I'm not shopping there anymore. I am so disappointed!
Love the idea...hate dog/cat selling. I love that this store has been in business for 100 years, and a little bit of country right in the city. However, I hate that the owner is a large scale breeder. I won't go back to the store just for this reason. Too many homeless animals on the streets/shelters and puppy mills without adding to the mix. Make money from all your supplies and antiques, not breeding animals. Too bad.
OWNER IS A LARGE-SCALE COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDER. The owner says he is a USDA-inspected commercial dog breeder. He sells his puppies in the store. These facts have convinced me to never shop there.
Magical place with a few slight problems.
I am new to Houston, and new to gardening. I came to Wabash on advice from my co-workers, and found the place to be delightful! It is a truly unique place, and has things I've never seen before. I talked to the Master Gardener- a guy - I forget his name, he has a goatee and wears a baseball cap. He helped me plan my entire garden, helped me pick out plants, and now I cannot wait for spring to truly start!!!! -I am going to try to steal him away, and On the negative side, I was witness to a tirade by none other than the owner toward one of her employees . Maybe the employee deserved a reprimand, but to scream in front of customers is truly bad form.
All in all I would still recommend the store, the plants, the cat food, the employees, and the hot sauce.
So far, I love the place.
A suprising place in side the loop. Who would have thought you can buy chickens, rabbits and other farm animals well within site of the Houston Skyline on washington avenue. They also carry a great line of vegtables starter plants and fruit trees. Friendly staff and overall great customer experience.
Farm animals, exotic herbs, gourmet dog food and heirloom vegetables are just a few treasures to be found here..
Country Meets the City
The sleepy country store sells live chickens, roosters, geese, baby ducks and a whole lot of bunnies, not to mention organic gardening supplies and antiques.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
The herb garden grows a variety of mints in flavors like chocolate, grapefruit and pineapple. Fruit trees as well as unusual vegetables can be found here too. In March, Wabash carried more than 100 kinds of tomatoes. The store's gardening expert Jim Sheridan says customers range "from the Mexican lady wanting a fresh chicken to cook chicken de pollo to the River Oaks socialite who thinks it would be nice to have peacocks running around the azaelias."
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