Diversified Partners Raises the Bar on Bar K Dog Parks; Set to Acquire Company and Relocate to AZ
Diversified Partners to continue national expansion of Bar K experiential dog parks
with accelerated expansion plan (100 locations by 2027)
– Diversified Partners, a national real estate development and management company, is excited to announce its grand initiative to roll out Bar K's experiential dog parks on a national scale. After two years of diligent efforts to purchase the company, Diversified Partners is finally acquiring Bar K, and the acquisition is now officially in escrow. As part of this momentous move, the corporate office will be relocated to Arizona.
Bar K has garnered immense popularity with its unique concept of experiential dog parks that offer a delightful blend of a modern bar, restaurant and event space catering to both dogs and their families. Diversified Partners’ planned expansion involves the establishment of 100 new Bar K locations across major metropolitan markets throughout the United States and Canada by 2027. Markets will include Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Baltimore, Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Texas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Fla., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Tenn., Orlando, Fla., Phoenix, Riverside, Calif., Sacramento, Calif., San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Calif., Seattle, Tampa Bay, Fla., and Virginia Beach, Va. The nationwide rollout is expected to generate over 500 jobs in 2024 and 2025.
The Bar K model revolves around providing a paradise for dogs and people: imagine having a beer and burger and watching your dog have the time of its life. Owners report that their dogs know where they are going and can’t wait to get there (i.e., saying “Do you want to go to Bar K?” elicits major doggie excitement). There are highly trained “dogtenders” who keep the dog activity areas safe for everyone, including children, so that a visit to Bar K becomes a true family outing complete with everyone’s best friend.
President and CEO of Diversified Partners Walt Brown Jr. said “In my 30-year career I have never seen something with an X-Factor, special quality like this. The dogs want to be here, they scratch and claw and bark with joy when they arrive at Bar K. Bar K combines an experiential world-class dog park in a safe, friendly environment, combining the best of food, beverage, friends and family.”
Brown added, “The one thing all people coming to Bar K all relate to is the joy and love of dog ownership. Bar K is the only place nationwide where dog owners and their friends can have that experience together with fabulous food and beverage. Our team at Diversified Partners is enthusiastic about bringing this joyous experience to pet owners across the nation.”
Bar K’s flagship location in Kansas City, Mo., opened in 2018 and has welcomed more than 500,000 people and 350,000 dogs since its launch. Named “America’s Coolest” pet business by Pets+ Magazine in 2019, the company also has locations in St. Louis and Oklahoma City.